tracker3 taking 100% CPU for a long time

Bug #2025523 reported by Paddy Landau
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
tracker-miners (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

/usr/libexec/tracker-extract-3 and /usr/libexec/tracker-miner-fs-3 are constantly taking 100% CPU, causing the machine to overheat and the fans to work overtime.

This should not happen.

What doesn't help:
• Ubuntu Settings > Search > turn off search.
• Restart the machine.
The problem is that on the next boot, tracker3 restarts and again takes 100% of CPU.

EDIT: running "tracker3 status" claims "Estimated less than one second left", but it nevertheless runs continuously.

What does help:
• kill -9 for both processes (until the next boot).
• Disable tracker3 according to:

Description: Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS
Release: 22.04

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 22.04
Package: tracker-extract 3.3.0-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.19.0-46.47~22.04.1-generic 5.19.17
Uname: Linux 5.19.0-46-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu82.5
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: pass
Date: Sat Jul 1 07:06:47 2023
ExecutablePath: /usr/libexec/tracker-extract-3
InstallationDate: Installed on 2022-08-28 (306 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS "Jammy Jellyfish" - Release amd64 (20220809.1)
SourcePackage: tracker-miners
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Revision history for this message
Paddy Landau (paddy-landau) wrote :
description: updated
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in tracker-miners (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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