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Re: [opensuse-factory] Current status of Live CDs
On 6/21/2012 2:24 PM, Brian K. White wrote:

Or, and don't kill me for playing devils advocate just trying to be fair
and complete, another option is, IF it is decided that the semantic
desktop feature is a valuable thing, then maybe it can be pre-indexed
and canned, so the livecd is already fully indexed when it first comes up.

I've since read the later posts that it's probably not indexing anything that actually came with the livcd but is indexing the various other drives it discovers plugged in to the system. If that is in fact the case, then as someone else said it should be pretty straightforward to tweak the shipped settings not to autoscan & index discovered drives. Especially it shouldn't be doing any such thing before any user has even logged in and started a session.

There is also ionice in addition to regular nice. Is it being used? An ioniced process will still cause some performance hit even if it's i/o is lower priority, just by virtue of flushing the cache let alone the physical disk contention, but it is something and possibly even more apropos than nice.

Perhaps the indexer(s) can also be taught to display an activity indicator bubble on the desktop too.

"Your cpu is at 100% because we are busy building you a really cool and powerful index of all your stuff as fast as this machine can go, look we're 23% done already... and look, notice everything is still magically working fast even though all this hard work is going on in the background. Dang Linux is powerful stuff, and you, lucky user, now _wield_ that power. Welcome to openSUSE Linux. Do not operate while intoxicated."

Maybe something briefer. ;)

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