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tracker taking huge cpu

asked 2018-08-12 14:15:43 -0500

billwilliams gravatar image

This is spyware nobody should have to put up with. It's causing my fan to race since the most recent updates.

First of all, this should be removed permanently from fedora and never allowed back again.

Second of all, there are a bunch of posts on how to disable it but that isn't good enough. I want this $HIT OFF MY PC.

Yes, I am outraged. I do not want any crapware or spyware doing anything that I didn't request. I don't need indexing or searching, I could use Windows if I wanted to live that way.

Just STOP doing this.

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And thank you if anyone can explain how to delete any databases or files this created

billwilliams gravatar imagebillwilliams ( 2018-08-12 14:24:54 -0500 )edit

In terms of „huge CPU“, this is a known problem: https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/ques...

Other than that disable tracker, delete the db (tracker reset -- hard), and relax!

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-08-12 15:12:25 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-08-12 22:38:54 -0500

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sudo dnf remove tracker

Should do the trick (make sure you don't accidentally remove something that's needed)! If you don't want to be so forceful, try disabling the following services:

/usr/lib/systemd/user/tracker-extract.service
/usr/lib/systemd/user/tracker-miner-apps.service
/usr/lib/systemd/user/tracker-miner-fs.service
/usr/lib/systemd/user/tracker-miner-rss.service
/usr/lib/systemd/user/tracker-miner-user-guides.service
/usr/lib/systemd/user/tracker-store.service
/usr/lib/systemd/user/tracker-writeback.service

There are some tricks to disabling it by messing around with the ~/.config directory; seems like a pain though. The above should work fine.

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