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  • KDE Frameworks 5.60 Bringing More Baloo Optimizations

    Phoronix: KDE Frameworks 5.60 Bringing More Baloo Optimizations

    Making KDE's Baloo file indexing/searching framework really efficient appears to be a never-ending task. Baloo is already much less bloated recently than it's been hungry for resources in the past and with KDE Frameworks 5.60 will be slightly more fit...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...s-Bloated-2019

  • RomuloP
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    Originally posted by StefanBruens View Post

    Wheres the bugreport? Crying in some forum won't help.
    It is nowhere because I tape fixed my problem, was not crying in some forum, was commenting on the state of it, I think people deserve to know what to expect, anyway nothing against baloo or the devs, I do understand KDE devs do not have all the time they need to fix everything, some of us do not have time to feed bug-trackers, some of us look on forums to get some glimpse about the tool to save time too. In future when I have time to report and follow the bug-tracker I will do it. It was just easier to build a tree walker script and get it working in a min.

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  • Happy Heyoka
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    I have Baloo enabled, and I use it and am happy to have it.
    As a longer-term KDE user what annoys me is that for pretty much the same resource utilisation, Baloo produces (in certain edge cases) worse results than Nepomuk - when indeed, the opposite was meant to be true.
    Yes, I know the whole semantic search thing is confused by the file system metadata thing, but in general, we still have some distance to go to reach the "dream" of semantic desktop search (and as someone with TB of docs online, I would love that to work).
    At some point, I should volunteer some time to work on the indexing - the resource consumption should be far more tunable - including a mode that says "just use everything I have and get it finished already" for things like a new install.

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by fkoehler View Post
    wolfyrion It definitely grinds quite a lot on a fresh install, so if you have a large $HOME and transfer it often into a new setup I can understand your point perfectly well. But if you are working with lots of valuable company documents (> 100,000 files) generated by different people over more than a decade, then content indexing is a must-have.
    We have locate for file locating and Catfish for content locating. Catfish works very well on Plasma and doesn't create huge indexes and is not a CPU hog

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  • StefanBruens
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    Originally posted by RomuloP View Post
    I was tired of Baloo way of indexing... It passed by a lot of things that should be indexed to me, tried everything even doing a revision in .config/baloofilerc, PDFs and so ignored here and there, about 3 million files to only index 570024.
    Wheres the bugreport? Crying in some forum won't help.

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  • garnacho
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    Originally posted by fkoehler View Post
    wolfyrionI currently have to use Gnome and I really wish tracker would be as lightweight and crashproof as baloo btw.
    Tracker works just as you described with Baloo, so I assume you are finding a bug. https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/tracker-miners/issues/

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  • fkoehler
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    Originally posted by loganj View Post
    fkoehler
    don't you usually keep those files on a server? you keep them all on a local computer?
    Yes, small company and I sometimes work offline without network access, but still need full access to all files, even and sometimes especially the archived ones. The complete company folder is ~ 15 GB, which is small enough to be synched on an encrypted USB stick, but large enough to need indexing, if you don't know where a file is located or if there even is a file ;-)

    The Windows 10 indexing is pretty fantastic, Baloo on Linux is pretty ok, and tracker on Gnome is better than nothing, but the worst of the three.

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  • RomuloP
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    I was tired of Baloo way of indexing... It passed by a lot of things that should be indexed to me, tried everything even doing a revision in .config/baloofilerc, PDFs and so ignored here and there, about 3 million files to only index 570024.

    Balooctl check run horribly, it enslaves a core and take ages to index... System settings panel lacks almost everything... I ended deciding to build a personal indexing quick made python script to do balooctl index operations as balooctl itself lacks basic control ability.

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  • loganj
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    fkoehler
    don't you usually keep those files on a server? you keep them all on a local computer?

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  • fkoehler
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    wolfyrion It definitely grinds quite a lot on a fresh install, so if you have a large $HOME and transfer it often into a new setup I can understand your point perfectly well. But if you are working with lots of valuable company documents (> 100,000 files) generated by different people over more than a decade, then content indexing is a must-have. The trick is to actually work on your system and not to permanently install your computer anew ;-) Once the initial indexing is done, you don't notice baloo any more.

    I currently have to use Gnome and I really wish tracker would be as lightweight and crashproof as baloo btw.

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