the tracker is killing the nvm drive

Bug #1954770 reported by Stefan Stagraczyński
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tracker-miners (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The tracker service is continuously writing and deleting more than 20G of 120GB partition (only 20G left). I do some development on this system but what I create and delete is less than < 1MB per hour and tracker writes 20G per few seconds! For now I solve it by using .nomedia files, but...

Creating .nomedia files everywhere is not a solution. Whenever I forget to create it, my drive is under high writing pressure. Please, create an option in the preferences for settings up this tool and optionally turning it off. E.g. an option to select tree of folder that should not be indexed would be enough for me. Turning off search option in system preferences is not enough.

Description: Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS
Release: 20.04
tracker-miner-fs: 2.3.3-2, focal/main amd64 Packages

I expect that indexing service will not take more space than the actual data that is changing. Instead changing the small chunks of files cause non proportionally higher writing on the disk. I am concerned about TBW on NVMe.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 20.04
Package: tracker-miner-fs 2.3.3-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.11.0-41.45~20.04.1-generic 5.11.22
Uname: Linux 5.11.0-41-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu27.21
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: skip
Date: Tue Dec 14 13:09:39 2021
ExecutablePath: /usr/libexec/tracker-miner-fs
InstallationDate: Installed on 2021-05-21 (207 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu LTS "Focal Fossa" - Release amd64 (20210209.1)
SourcePackage: tracker-miners
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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