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Re: Google desktop is evil!

From: Richard Harding <rick_at_ricksweb.info>
Date: 2005-05-03 21:01:46 CEST

On Tue, 2005-05-03 at 13:51 -0500, Allan Streib wrote:
> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>
> > It's no more evil than any antivirus software, which also intercepts
> > file-writes. People get theses same sort of problems all the time
> > with antivirus software. A subversion process creates a file (or
> > directory) then rapidly tries to delete it, but fails because the
> > antivirus software (or indexing software) is still reading/examining
> > the file.
> >
> > I suspect similar things might happen with OSX Tiger's new 'spotlight'
> > feature.
>
> Hey I wonder if that is what is going on with my intermittent Berkeley
> DB errors (see thread "Berkeley DB error while opening 'strings' table")
>
> Allan

I don't think so, I read in Ars that the spotlight feature was built
into the kernel file I/O operations so that the indexer only runs during
the first time you turn on after install. The rest of the updates are
done as files are added/modified during normal operations.

Rick

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