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  • 15. Re: Spotlight Hanging - MDSWorker Thread Exceptions
    thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (27,985 points)

    Can I ask why not use McAfee?  I would like virus protection of some description and paid #80 for it.

     

    I'm not always on the same page as Linc with regard to anti-virus software, but when it comes to McAfee, I'm in full agreement with him. Get rid of it.

     

    First, Macs are pretty secure out of the box, with some basic anti-virus features built-in, and thus they have little need for anti-virus for the most part. I won't say that there is never a need, but the advantages and disadvantages need to be carefully weighed. In most cases, disadvantages will outweigh the advantages. See my Mac Malware Guide for more information on that kind of thing.

     

    Second, McAfee is pretty awful at detecting Mac malware. When I tested it back in January, it detected less than half of the then-active malware that I threw at it. See:

     

    http://www.thesafemac.com/mac-anti-virus-testing-01-2013/

     

    If you're going to choose to use anti-virus software on a Mac, you'll want something that can at least do a decent job of detecting Mac malware.

  • 16. Re: Spotlight Hanging - MDSWorker Thread Exceptions
    indy2005 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    Thanks all.  Sorry it took so long to get back, lot to work through here, and also I have to leave Spotlight overnight to see if the issue is resolved...I uninstalled all the things suggested (Parallels was in the Incompatible Software folder, but the uninstaller seemed to work), McAfee off, scripts run.

     

    Still Spotlight is stuck on 2 hours remaining....

     

    Getting close to just formatting and doing a reinstall of Mavericks from scratch, but bit reluctant to do so.

     

    Regards

     

    i

  • 17. Re: Spotlight Hanging - MDSWorker Thread Exceptions
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,490 points)

    If you don't already have a current backup, back up all data, then reinstall the OS. You don't need to erase the startup volume, and you won't need the backup unless something goes wrong. If the system was upgraded from an older version of OS X, you may need the Apple ID and password you used.

         

    If you installed the Java runtime distributed by Apple and still need it, you'll have to reinstall it. The same goes for Xcode.

  • 18. Re: Spotlight Hanging - MDSWorker Thread Exceptions
    indy2005 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    Tried all suggestions on here now, unistall XCode and all other elements suggested, reset all the ACLs, including from recovery mode, deleted the index Spotlight V100 folder etc....reinstalled Mavericks from Recovery mode.

     

    Same thing, seems to alternate between 12 hours remaining and 2 hours remaining etc, never consistent, but never progresses once it gets stuck.   All used to work wonderfully before Mavericks.

     

    Regards

     

    i

  • 19. Re: Spotlight Hanging - MDSWorker Thread Exceptions
    indy2005 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    getting a few of these, but disk looks OK, and have reset permissions for all users when in recovery mode.

     

    mdworker(4490) deny file-write-data /Users/xx/Library/Preferences/com.apple.AddressBook.plist (import fstype:hfs fsflag:480D000 flags:40000005E diag:0 isXCode:0 uti:com.apple.safari.history plugin:/Library/Spotlight/Bookmarks.mdimporter - find suspect file using: sudo mdutil -t 1707309)

  • 20. Re: Spotlight Hanging - MDSWorker Thread Exceptions
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,490 points)

    Please repeat the two-step procedure from my comment of Dec. 15 and post the output.

  • 21. Re: Spotlight Hanging - MDSWorker Thread Exceptions
    indy2005 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi

     

    Step 1

     

     

     

    Loaded extrinsic kernel extensions:

    com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower (1.6.6)

     

     

    Loaded extrinsic user agents:

    com.wacom.pentablet

    com.splashtop.streamer-for-user

    com.sony.PMBPortable.AutoRun

    com.hp.messagecenter.launcher

    com.valvesoftware.steamclean

    com.google.keystone.user.agent

    com.digitalrebellion.SoftwareUpdateAutoCheck

     

     

    Per-user login items:

    /Applications/Livedrive.app/Contents/Resources/LivedriveCore.app

    /Library/PreferencePanes/Growl.prefPane/Contents/Resources/GrowlMenu.app

    /Library/PreferencePanes/Growl.prefPane/Contents/Resources/GrowlHelperApp.app

    /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/Resources/iTunesHelper.app

    /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/S peechSynthesis.framework/Versions/A/Resources/SpeechSynthesisServer.app

    /Library/PreferencePanes/Trust Mouse.prefPane/Contents/Resources/TrustMouseHelper.app

    /Library/PreferencePanes/Trust Keyboard.prefPane/Contents/Resources/TrustKeyboardHelper.app

    /Applications/Dropbox.app

    /Applications/LivescribeDesktop.app/Contents/MacOS/PenAutoLaunch.app

    /Applications/LivescribeDesktop.app/Contents/MacOS/AutoLaunchForConnect.app

     

     

    Restricted user files: 5

     

     

    Extrinsic loadable bundles:

    /System/Library/Extensions/hp_qc_io_enabler.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/LivescribeSmartpen.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/Pen Tablet.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/TrustKeyboard.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/TrustMouse.kext

    Library/Address Book Plug-Ins/SkypeABDialer.bundle

    Library/Address Book Plug-Ins/SkypeABSMS.bundle

    /Library/Components/BambooScribeTSC.component

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/CitrixICAClientPlugIn.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/DirectorShockwave.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Google Earth Web Plug-in.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Instant Action.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Silverlight.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Unity Web Player.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/WacomNetscape.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/WacomSafari.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins (Disabled)/Flash Player.plugin

    /Library/PreferencePanes/Citrix online plug-in.prefPane

    /Library/PreferencePanes/Flash Player.prefPane

    /Library/PreferencePanes/Growl.prefPane

    /Library/PreferencePanes/MacFUSE.prefPane

    /Library/PreferencePanes/PenTablet.prefPane

    /Library/PreferencePanes/Trust Keyboard.prefPane

    /Library/PreferencePanes/Trust Mouse.prefPane

    /Library/QuickTime/DivX Decoder.component

     

     

    Unsigned shared libraries:

    /usr/local/lib/audacity/libmp3lame.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libfuse_ino64.2.dylib

     

     

    Library/LaunchAgents:

    com.apple.CSConfigDotMacCert-@me.com-SharedServices.Agent.plist

    com.digitalrebellion.SoftwareUpdateAutoCheck.plist

    com.google.keystone.agent.plist

    com.valvesoftware.steamclean.plist

     

     

    /Library/LaunchAgents:

    .DS_Store

    com.hp.messagecenter.launcher.plist

    com.sony.PMBPortable.AutoRun.plist

    com.splashtop.streamer-for-root.plist

    com.splashtop.streamer-for-user.plist

    com.wacom.pentablet.plist

     

     

    /Library/LaunchDaemons:

    com.adobe.fpsaud.plist

    com.bombich.ccc.plist

    com.livescribe.PenCommService.plist

    com.splashtop.streamer-daemon.plist

    com.splashtop.streamer-srioframebuffer.plist

     

     

    /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools:

    com.bombich.ccc

     

     

    /Library/StartupItems:

    AGMacFSWatcher

  • 22. Re: Spotlight Hanging - MDSWorker Thread Exceptions
    indy2005 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Step 2

     

     

     

    Loaded extrinsic daemons:

    com.splashtop.streamer-srioframebuffer

    com.splashtop.streamer-daemon

    PenCommService

    com.bombich.ccc

    com.adobe.fpsaud

  • 23. Re: Spotlight Hanging - MDSWorker Thread Exceptions
    indy2005 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Some items in the logs:

     

    Dec 21 00:07:31 myimac mds_stores[7041]: /SourceCache/Spotlight_frameworks/Spotlight-800.12.2/index/common/TermTrie.c:25 8: failed assertion 'count<size' /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000000000000/T (hfs, t: 0x11, st: 0x1, f: 0x480d000) 

    Dec 21 00:07:31 stephenziesimac ReportCrash[7305]: DebugSymbols was unable to start a spotlight query: spotlight is not responding or disabled.

     

     

    20/12/2013 23:32:02.997 ReportCrash[7034]: DebugSymbols was unable to start a spotlight query: spotlight is not responding or disabled.

     

     

    20/12/2013 17:26:09.579 sandboxd[192]: ([4490]) mdworker(4490) deny file-write-data /Users/User1/Library/Preferences/com.apple.AddressBook.plist (import fstype:hfs fsflag:480D000 flags:40000005E diag:0 isXCode:0 uti:com.apple.safari.history plugin:/Library/Spotlight/Bookmarks.mdimporter - find suspect file using: sudo mdutil -t 1707309)

     

     

     

    For this last one, doing sudo mdutil -t 1707309 gives

     

     

    /Users/User1/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari/History/http:%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk% 2Fsearch?hl=en&source=hp&q=vasculitis&btnG=Google+Search&meta=&aq=f&oq=.webhisto ry

    /Volumes/TimeMachine/Backups.backupdb/My iMac/2013-12-20-025823/Macintosh HD/Users/User2/Library/Preferences/com.Pixen.Pixen.LSSharedFileList.plist

     

     

    But I have since removed my exernal drives from the index...so getting fewer of these....just takin an age to index.  Keeps alternating between Estimating index, to "2 hours remaining" etc.

     

    Regards

     

    i

  • 24. Re: Spotlight Hanging - MDSWorker Thread Exceptions
    indy2005 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have also added all my external drives to be excluded from Spotlight in System Preferences, but this looks like there is still something being indexed on an external time machine drive

     

              Indexing enabled.

    /Volumes/ExternalUSB:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/ExternalUSB1:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/TimeMachine:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/TimeMachine/Backups.backupdb:

              Indexing enabled.

     

    ??  I added TimeMachine volume to Spotlight exclusions list

  • 25. Re: Spotlight Hanging - MDSWorker Thread Exceptions
    indy2005 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    21/12/2013 00:47:43.100 mdworker[9918]: (Normal) Import: Using too many resources after 1664 files (wired: 0 resident: 3953 swapped: 0 regions: 2072), hit usage threshold importing /Users/User2/Documents/XCode/Kobold2D/Kobold2D-1.0-preview1/__Kobold2D__/templa tes/project/_Physics-Chipmunk-Template_/Projectfiles/RootViewController.m, exiting to clean up now.

     

     

    21/12/2013 00:59:12.546 mdworker[10029]: (Normal) Import: Using too many resources after 1344 files (wired: 0 resident: 4563 swapped: 0 regions: 2070), hit usage threshold importing /Users/USER2/Library/Mail/V2/IMAP-someone@ntlworld.com@imap.ntlworld.com/[Gmail].mbox/All Mail.mbox/003272FC-F88C-40C3-BB4E-5B08252601FE/Data/3/0/1/Messages/103036.emlx, exiting to clean up now.

     

    21/12/2013 00:49:35.386 mdworker[9936]: (Normal) Import: Using too many resources after 1536 files (wired: 0 resident: 5810 swapped: 0 regions: 2070), hit usage threshold importing /Users/User2/Dropbox/at20130114@095117.bak, exiting to clean up now.

  • 26. Re: Spotlight Hanging - MDSWorker Thread Exceptions
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,490 points)

    Please post the output of the following command:

    { diskutil list; echo; diskutil cs list; } | pbcopy
  • 27. Re: Spotlight Hanging - MDSWorker Thread Exceptions
    peterk3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a similar problem Linc.  On my PowerMac (10.6.8, 2xquadcore).  I have tried all the usual things like deleting the .Spotlight-V100 directories, rebooting from an external drive and running disc utility, fixing file permissions, reinstalling the 10.6.8 combi upgrade but to no effect.  mds just ends up hogging CPU cycles and keeps crashing (sementaion fault), which says to me it is running out of memory(?). Here is the system diagnotic report:

     

    Process:     mds [26941]
    Path:        /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/Metadata .framework/Versions/A/Support/mds
    Identifier:  mds
    Version:     ??? (???)
    Code Type:   X86-64 (Native)

    Parent Process:  launchd [1]

     

    Date/Time:   2013-12-21 15:14:40.120 +1100
    OS Version:  Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)

    Report Version:  6

     

    Exception Type:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)

    Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000000

    Crashed Thread:  2  Dispatch queue: Main compaction scheduler

     

    Application Specific Information:

    /SourceCache/Spotlight/Spotlight-507.15/index/ContentIndex/BurstTrie.h:52: failed assertion 'ptrM(newptr).next == ptr.next' /.Spotlight-V100/Store-V1/Stores/585D691D-8DE8-4B80-A8A6-0F1F7534140C (hfs, t: 0x11, st: 0x1, f: 0x480d000) 

     

    here is the output from your suggested Step1 and Step2:

     

    STEP1

     

    Loaded extrinsic kernel extensions:

    at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch (3876)

    com.oxsemi.driver.OxsemiDeviceType00 (1.28.13)

     

    Loaded extrinsic user agents:

    edu.mit.Kerberos.KerberosAgent

    com.lacie.eventsactions.launcher.agent

    at.obdev.LittleSnitchUIAgent

    uk.co.markallan.clamxav.freshclam

    uk.co.markallan.clamxav.clamscan

    com.google.keystone.user.agent

    edu.mit.Kerberos.CCacheServer

     

    Per-user login items:

    /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/Resources/iTunesHelper.app

    /Applications/Papers2.app/Contents/SharedSupport/Citations.app

    /Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor.app

    /Applications/Utilities/Console.app

    /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app

    /Applications/Evernote.app/Contents/Resources/EvernoteHelper.app

    /Applications/Dropbox.app

    /Applications/LaCie Network Assistant.app

     

    Safari extensions:

    Meeting Scheduler for Gmail

    Procrastinate

    Translation Window

    Google Search Cleanup

    Meeting Scheduler for Google Calendar

    Translate

     

    Restricted user files: 3642

     

    Extrinsic loadable bundles:

    /System/Library/Extensions/ACard6280ATA.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/ACard62xxM.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/ACard67162.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/ACard671xSCSI.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/ACard6885M.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/ACard68xxM.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/hp_psa640_io_enabler.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/hp_qc_io_enabler.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/ImmersionForceFeedback.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/jmPeripheralDevice.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/LaCie_RemoteComms.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/LaCieScsiType00.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/LittleSnitch.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/LogitechForceFeedback.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/OxsemiDeviceType00.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/RT73USBWirelessDriver.kext

    Library/InputManagers/Smart Crash Reports/Smart Crash Reports.bundle

    Library/Internet Plug-Ins/EvernoteSafariClipperPlugin.webplugin

    Library/Services/ENService.app

    Library/Services/GraphicConverter.service

    Library/Spotlight/EndNote.mdimporter

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/AdobePDFViewer.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ChemDraw Plugin Pro.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/CitrixICAClientPlugIn.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/CS ChemDraw Pro.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/DirectorShockwave.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/GarminGpsControl.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Google Earth Web Plug-in.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/OfficeLiveBrowserPlugin.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/RealPlayer Plugin.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/SharePointBrowserPlugin.plugin

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/SharePointWebKitPlugin.webplugin

    /Library/PreferencePanes/Citrix Online Plug-in.prefPane

    /Library/PreferencePanes/Flash Player.prefPane

    /Library/PreferencePanes/FMDSysPrefPane.prefPane

    /Library/PreferencePanes/VersionCueCS3.prefPane

    /Library/QuickLook/GraphPad Prism.qlgenerator

    /Library/QuickTime/DivX 5.component

    /Library/QuickTime/FLV.component

    /Library/QuickTime/XVIDDelegate.component

    /Library/Spotlight/GraphPad Prism.mdimporter

    /Library/Spotlight/LogicPro.mdimporter

     

    Unsigned shared libraries:

    /usr/lib/gcc/i686-apple-darwin10/4.0.1/libstdc++.dylib

    /usr/lib/gcc/i686-apple-darwin10/4.2.1/libstdc++.dylib

    /usr/lib/gcc/powerpc-apple-darwin10/4.0.1/libstdc++.dylib

    /usr/lib/gcc/powerpc-apple-darwin10/4.2.1/libstdc++.dylib

    /usr/lib/libgcc_s.10.5.dylib

    /usr/lib/libjmUsbScsi.dylib

    /usr/lib/libMonoPosixHelper.dylib

    /usr/lib/libSFFileMonitor.32.dylib

    /usr/lib/libSFIPC.32.dylib

    /usr/lib/libSFIPC.I.dylib

    /usr/lib/libSFsqlite3.7.4.dylib

    /usr/lib/libSFSyncEngine.I.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/atrc.so.6.0

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/cook.so

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/cook.so.6.0

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/drv2.so.6.0

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/drv3.so.6.0

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/drv4.so.6.0

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/drvc.so

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/dspr.so.6.0

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/sipr.so.6.0

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/tokf.so.6.0

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/tokr.so.6.0

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/vid_3ivX.xa

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/vid_cvid.xa

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/vid_cyuv.xa

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/vid_h261.xa

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/vid_h263.xa

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/vid_iv32.xa

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/vid_iv41.xa

    /usr/local/lib/codecs/vid_iv50.xa

    /usr/local/lib/itcl4.0.0/libitcl4.0.0.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libavcodec.52.108.0.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libavcore.0.16.1.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libavdevice.52.2.3.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libavfilter.1.74.0.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libavformat.52.93.0.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libavutil.50.36.0.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_chrono.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_context.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_date_time.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_filesystem.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_graph.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_iostreams.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_locale.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_math_c99.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_math_c99f.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_math_c99l.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_math_tr1.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_math_tr1f.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_math_tr1l.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_prg_exec_monitor.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_program_options.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_python.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_random.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_regex.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_serialization.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_signals.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_system.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_thread.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_timer.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_unit_test_framework.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_wave.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libboost_wserialization.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libfuse.2.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libfuse_ino64.2.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libinchi.0.3.1.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libjpeg.8.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libMonoPosixHelper.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libmp3lame.0.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libopenbabel.4.0.0.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libpng15.15.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libSFFileMonitor.32.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libSFIPC.32.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libSFIPC.I.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libSFsqlite3.7.4.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libSFSyncEngine.I.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libswscale.0.12.0.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libtcl8.6.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libtiff.3.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libtiffxx.3.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libtk8.6.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/libz.1.2.7.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/sqlite3.7.15.1/libsqlite3.7.15.1.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/tcl8.6/Tktable2.10/libTktable2.10.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/tdbc1.0.0/libtdbc1.0.0.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/tdbcmysql1.0.0/libtdbcmysql1.0.0.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/tdbcodbc1.0.0/libtdbcodbc1.0.0.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/tdbcpostgres1.0.0/libtdbcpostgres1.0.0.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/thread2.7.0/libthread2.7.0.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/vcomponents/libvclient_fat_release.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/vcomponents/libvkernel_fat_release.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/vcomponents/libvshared_fat_release.dylib

    /usr/local/lib/vcomponents/VSDK.framework/Versions/A/VSDK

     

    Library/LaunchAgents:

    com.google.keystone.agent.plist

    uk.co.markallan.clamxav.clamscan.plist

    uk.co.markallan.clamxav.freshclam.plist

     

    /Library/LaunchAgents:

    at.obdev.LittleSnitchUIAgent.plist

    com.lacie.eventsactions.launcher.agent.plist

    com.teamviewer.teamviewer.plist

    com.teamviewer.teamviewer_desktop.plist

     

    /Library/LaunchDaemons:

    at.obdev.littlesnitchd.plist

    com.adobe.fpsaud.plist

    com.adobe.versioncueCS3.plist

    com.barebones.bbedit.plist

    com.lacie.desktopmanager.service.plist

    com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist

    com.sidefx.sesinetd.plist

    com.teamviewer.teamviewer_service.plist

     

    /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools:

    com.barebones.bbedit*            com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper*

    STEP2

     

    Loaded extrinsic daemons:

    org.samba.smbd

    org.samba.nmbd

    edu.mit.Kerberos.krb5kdc

    edu.mit.Kerberos.kadmind

    com.sidefx.sesinetd

    com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper

    com.lacie.desktopmanager.service

    com.barebones.bbedit

    com.adobe.versioncueCS3

    com.adobe.fpsaud

    at.obdev.littlesnitchd

     

    Log check:

    Thu Dec 19  homunculus kernel[0] <Debug>: (default pager): \[KERNEL\]: System is out of paging space.

    Thu Dec 19  homunculus kernel[0] <Debug>: (default pager): \[KERNEL\]: Recovered emergency paging segment

    Thu Dec 19  homunculus kernel[0] <Debug>: Previous Shutdown Cause: -128

    Thu Dec 19  homunculus kernel[0] <Debug>: 00000000 ffffffff Intel82574L::timeoutHandler - link is down

    Fri Dec 20  homunculus kernel[0] <Debug>: 00000000 ffffffff Intel82574L::timeoutHandler - link is down

    Fri Dec 20  homunculus kernel[0] <Debug>: Previous Shutdown Cause: -128

    Fri Dec 20  homunculus kernel[0] <Debug>: Previous Shutdown Cause: -128

    Fri Dec 20  homunculus kernel[0] <Debug>: 00000000 ffffffff Intel82574L::timeoutHandler - link is down

    Fri Dec 20  homunculus kernel[0] <Debug>: Previous Shutdown Cause: -128

    Fri Dec 20  homunculus kernel[0] <Debug>: 00000000 ffffffff Intel82574L::timeoutHandler - link is down

     

    PS  I use Firefox (not Safari so much).  Could the problem be some file on my HD that mds cannot index (no importer)? If this is possible, how would I find the offending file?  Or is it some system extension causing the problem?  This machine is used mainly for quantum mechanical calculations so I need to go as fast as possible so am currently forced to have mds and timemachine turned off.

     

    Woudl really appreciate some help with this problem so anything else you need me to run, just ask

  • 28. Re: Spotlight Hanging - MDSWorker Thread Exceptions
    indy2005 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    /dev/disk0

       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *320.1 GB   disk0

       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1

       2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh HD            319.2 GB   disk0s2

       3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s3

    /dev/disk1

       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk1

       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk1s1

       2:                  Apple_HFS iMacTimeMachine         999.8 GB   disk1s2

    /dev/disk2

       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

       0:        CD_partition_scheme                        *36.1 MB    disk2

       1:              CD_ROM_Mode_1                         31.5 MB    disk2s0

    /dev/disk3

       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *2.0 TB     disk3

       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk3s1

       2:                  Apple_HFS MyDataExternalUSB1      2.0 TB     disk3s2

    /dev/disk4

       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *2.0 TB     disk4

       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk4s1

       2:                  Apple_HFS MyDataExternalUSB       2.0 TB     disk4s2

     

     

    No CoreStorage logical volume groups found

  • 29. Re: Spotlight Hanging - MDSWorker Thread Exceptions
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,490 points)

    If all the facts are as you've stated, including the fact that you reproduced the problem while running in safe mode, then I suggest a clean reinstallation.

     

    Back up all data to at least two different storage devices, if you haven't already done so. There are ways to back up a computer that isn't fully functional. Ask if you need guidance.

     

    Erase and install OS X. This operation will destroy all data on the startup volume, so you had be better be sure of your backups. If your Mac was upgraded from an older version of OS X, you may need the Apple ID and password you used.

     

    When you reboot, the Setup Assistant will launch to take you through the initial setup process. Follow the prompt to transfer the data from one of your backups. Don't transfer the Guest account, if it was enabled on the old system.

    If you installed the Java runtime distributed by Apple and still need it, you'll have to reinstall it. The same goes for Xcode.