GNOME Tracker is (really) stuck

I previously posted this: Gnome Tracker is stuck

Tracker seemed to be working well, but it never quite finished. Every time I check it, I get this:

$ tracker status
Currently indexed: 21308 files, 4912 folders
Remaining space on database partition: 518.7 GB (53.50%)
Data is still being indexed: Estimated less than one second left

$ tracker daemon
14 Oct 2020, 09:38:52:  ✗     Store                   - Unavailable

14 Oct 2020, 09:38:52:  ✗     RSS/ATOM Feeds          - Not running or is a disabled plugin
14 Oct 2020, 09:38:52:    0%  File System             - Initializing 
14 Oct 2020, 09:38:52:    0%  Extractor               - Extracting metadata 

It always has “less than one second left”

Rebooting doesn’t help.

Any ideas?

inxi stuff:

inxi output
    $ inxi -Fxxxza --no-host
    System:    Kernel: 5.8.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
               parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64 root=UUID=c3b1cff2-ed37-4ee0-af3b-d404097c96ef rw quiet 
               root=/dev/mapper/luks-eb7684b1-691d-476a-81d7-9f553231a205 apparmor=1 security=apparmor 
               resume=/dev/mapper/luks-1aa70ee5-d740-4f20-a0ae-699cefa5a54f udev.log_priority=3 
               Desktop: GNOME 3.36.6 tk: GTK 3.24.23 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.36.3 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
    Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Apple product: iMac12,1 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 13 v: Mac-942B5BF58194151B 
               serial: <filter> 
               Mobo: Apple model: Mac-942B5BF58194151B serial: <filter> UEFI: Apple v: date: 04/16/2019 
    Battery:   Device-1: apple_mfi_fastcharge model: N/A serial: N/A charge: N/A status: N/A 
    CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-2400S bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Sandy Bridge family: 6 model-id: 2A (42) 
               stepping: 7 microcode: 2F L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
               flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 20009 
               Speed: 1600 MHz min/max: 1600/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1600 2: 1600 3: 1600 4: 1600 
               Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
               Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT disabled 
               Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled 
               Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
               Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
               Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
               Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
               Type: srbds status: Not affected 
               Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
    Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
               chip ID: 8086:0102 
               Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Whistler [Radeon HD 6630M/6650M/6750M/7670M/7690M] vendor: Apple 
               driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:6741 
               Device-3: Apple FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in) type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-2:3 chip ID: 05ac:850b 
               serial: <filter> 
               Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 compositor: gnome-shell driver: ati,intel,radeon unloaded: modesetting 
               alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :0 screens: 1 
               Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x286mm (40.0x11.3") s-diag: 1055mm (41.6") 
               Monitor-1: eDP res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 103 size: 475x267mm (18.7x10.5") diag: 545mm (21.5") 
               Monitor-2: DisplayPort-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 103 size: 475x267mm (18.7x10.5") diag: 545mm (21.5") 
               OpenGL: renderer: AMD TURKS (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.8.11-1-MANJARO LLVM 10.0.1) v: 3.3 Mesa 20.1.8 compat-v: 3.1 
               direct render: Yes 
    Audio:     Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
               chip ID: 8086:1c20 
               Device-2: AMD Turks HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6500/6600 / 6700M Series] vendor: Apple driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
               bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 1002:aa90 
               Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.11-1-MANJARO 
    Network:   Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3 v: kernel port: 2000 
               bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:16b4 
               IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
               Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR93xx Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Apple AirPort Extreme driver: ath9k v: kernel 
               port: 2000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 168c:0030 
               IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
               IF-ID-1: eth0 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter> 
    Drives:    Local Storage: total: 8.64 TiB used: 5.91 TiB (68.4%) 
               SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
               ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD5000AAKS-402AA0 size: 465.76 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
               logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 1D02 scheme: GPT 
               ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Mercury Electra 6G SSD size: 931.51 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
               speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 7B0 scheme: GPT 
               ID-3: /dev/sdd type: USB vendor: Western Digital model: WD Elements 25A3 size: 7.28 TiB block size: 
               physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B serial: <filter> rev: 1021 scheme: GPT 
    Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 918.37 GiB size: 902.95 GiB (98.32%) used: 373.95 GiB (41.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 
    Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
               ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 12.85 GiB used: 1.99 GiB (15.5%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/dm-1 
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0 C mobo: N/A 
               Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 1198 
    Info:      Processes: 313 Uptime: 9d 4m Memory: 11.68 GiB used: 7.58 GiB (64.9%) Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 
               clang: 10.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1787 lib: 405 flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: guake inxi: 3.1.05 

I have also issues with tracker. I had to manually start indexing. Haven’t found the solution yet.

How? tracker daemon restart?

I don’t remember. I’ll check in the evening. I also deleted the database and restarted the session. After that I Ean a command to force indexing

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So, this works with zsh, bash might have different wildcard syntax:

tracker index --file ~/**/**

If that does not work, try:

tracker reset --hard
tracker index --file ~/**/**

Note that reindexing the whole home directory might take quite a while.

Thanks! I did find ~ -type f -print0 |xargs -0 tracker index --file

I did try it in zsh, but the argument list was too long.

Seems to be chugging through, so that’s cool.

Thanks! Brute force FTW!

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“If brute force does not work, you are not using enough of it”


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