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Re: [opensuse-factory] beagle
  • From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 15:04:00 -0600
  • Message-id: <200801171504.00589.rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 17 January 2008 02:37:40 pm Christian Jäger wrote:
It is perfectly normal that an indexing tool is especially active when
building an initial index. Whoever doesn't have the patience to wait
this out and instead uninstalls Beagle instantly cannot really say
anything about its footprint or usefulness IMHO.

Apple users, for example, just _know_ that their search-tool (Sherlock
or whatever it's called) put quite a load on in the beginning.

I think removing Beagle would mean a serious regression.

Someone that knows about search tools and required properties should create
benchmarks or anything like that.

We had almost endless discussion in opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx with bunch of
opinions, and even google search results that should confirm that beagle is
nasty resource hog. That contradicts my experience, but except taking under
loop google results, where it showed mix of obsolete articles and opinions, I
had no much tools to prove my point that beagle is not a problem, at least
not in that many cases.

I can agree that Beagle is development version, with bugs that can make it
chase its tail, but I really can't see, in last couple of months, that it
hogs resources. I had literally no 99% CPU usage where beagle would be the
culprit, so I can't confirm any claim that tells so.

What is needed is some comparative study, with numbers that will describe real

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