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I had a similar problem per my post here:
...and this fix seems to work. Thanks!
it's good practice to not fill more than 85% of your harddrive. external harddrives are cheap.
Well done that man!
This issue only became an issue in the past couple of days for me. Just out of curiosity I googled the gvfsd-metadata which I could see in 'top' and here I am!
As with several of you here I to was moving large quantities of data. In my case 9,525 images I was rescuing from a slide show DVD for a friend which I then had to go through to select 1 in 22 frames to get 418 single photos.
All this was dragging along because of the same issue. Fix applied and things are running at maximum efficiency as usual. I love Linux! possibly only second to this forum
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I've just stumbled on this problem too. (O/S upgraded to 11.11, not clean install)
My issues started when moving large numbers of files (20,000 xml files), 30 Gig partition, 70% free.
The gvfsd-metadata process ran for adout 30 minutes ... but it did finish.
I'm a bit wary of killing off a process when it is running, just in case it does bad things to my filing system. I don't want to do anything that will cause even bigger problems later.
Has anyone had any knock on problems after using this?
Can anyone tell me what gvfsd-metadata does?Code:rm -rf ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata
Are there similar problems using scripts to move files or is it just a graphical interface thing?
Last edited by Ruaridh; January 29th, 2012 at 10:13 AM. Reason: Follow up question.
I had this problem a while back, over a year ago.
Solved the problem and it has not happened again.Code:rm -rf /home/jack/.local/share/gvfs-metadata pkill gvfsd-metadata
And it does not seem to have caused any further problems.
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Just installed 12.04 and had this problem of gvfs-metadata consuming all the CPU.I don't know the root of the problem but it might be because I installed 12.04 over 10.04(caelinux2011) and kept the '/home' same and in the process I had to delete many previous config folders in /home like '.gnome2' , '.wine' .
Now everything is working even smoother than a bearing
Same problem. (but only 96% of CPU for me)
I was copying files to an external disk. I think the trash demon was still emptying the disk at the time.
File transfer to the disk slowed to a crawl, but the rest of the system was responsive as normal.
I killed gvfsd-metadata with system monitor, and used your code. The progress bar suddenly accelerated in a very comical way. Thanks
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