[tech] Apollo speed
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Wed Nov 14 14:50:52 WST 2007
The quickest way would be to put a special dotfile
(.metadata_never_index) into every home directory to turn off
spotlight indexing, and then put a message into apollo's MOTD or
something similar to inform the few people who would want an index how
to get it back.
I *think* this will work but I'm not sure if it will if the NFS export
is mounted as a special folder and not a normal Volume.
On Nov 14, 2007 2:40 PM, Grahame Bowland <grahame at angrygoats.net> wrote:
> I just had a play around with Apollo while having lunch, and I'm
> reasonably sure I found the reason it's so slow to use. The first clue
> was that it gets a lot faster if you wait around for twenty minutes.
> It's building a spotlight index of your NFS mounted home directory
> when you log in!
> Luckily it's not indexing everything; I guess they chucked something
> in 10.5 to notice when you have a network homedir and index _that_ but
> not the whole mount. The fix is to run:
> mdutil -i off `readlink "/home"`/`echo "$HOME"|sed 's/^\/home\///g'`
> when you log in.
> I'm don't know how to do it, but I'm sure one of those handsome Arts
> administrators knows where we can dump a shellscript with the above to
> run it on login. If you run it on a user that isn't logged in, it
> claims there isn't already an index; eg. we can't preemptively disable
> it for everyone, at least not in a way I can see.
> Basking in the suddenly fast Mac,
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