Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2011 6:17 PM (in response to William Brawley)William --
What does it say at the end of "Verify Disk?"
If it says the system passed, then I wouldn't worry about anything.
Notations in the Console are very hard to understand unless you're a serious IT guy.MBA, 11"; iPad: 15" MBP; 20"iMac Duo; and a few more., Mac OS X (10.6.6), LaCie Ext. HD
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2011 6:19 PM (in response to ~Bee)Verify Disk passed a-ok. Probably nothing to worry about, but since it says "error", it got me concerned.17" MBP, 2.53GHz Core i5, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Anti-glare., Mac OS X (10.6.7), 32GB iPhone 3GS White, 16GB iPod Touch, 2G 1GB iPod Shuffle, 4G 20GB iPod
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2011 7:05 PM (in response to William Brawley)Just so you know, I used to try to "read" the Console messages too.
It's a great way to get ulcers.
They're not meant for us everyday users to understand.
"Passed," I understand.
LOL.MBA, 11"; iPad: 15" MBP; 20"iMac Duo; and a few more., Mac OS X (10.6.6), LaCie Ext. HD
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2011 6:06 PM (in response to William Brawley)
Old thread, I know, but just in case anyone cares....
This message indicates the Spotlight process that builds its search index noticed that it lost access to a disk that it was indexing files from. This happens in this case when Disk Utility takes temporary exclusive control of a disk to verify it.
If you want the full geek translation, it's, for the first line you quoted: On date 4/3/11 at time 5:35:17 PM the process named mds, process ID 38, logged the following: listing of open files reveled that the file named '/private/var/run/utmpx', on file descriptor 4, was left open on device 234881026.
If you aren't a developer debugging Spotlight metadata importers, you really don't care.