Since upgrading to Lion my Macbook Pro 13 is getting very hot and constantly indexing with 4 x mdworker and 1 x mdworker 32
They are taking loads of CPU, causing a lot of heat and taking the battery that was steadily at 6-7 hours pre Lion down to 2 hours
I have seen lots of old threads on mdworker problems in Leopard and previous releses, but I have not had this problem until upgrading to Lion
Is there something different Lion is doing and any way to switch it off or is it a problem?
I went into System Preferences -> Spotlight and excluded my entire hard drive but it still keeps kicking in randomly a while after use. When rebooted it stays OK for a while then starts to go crazy as I use more apps.
There was only one incompatible app when I upgraded (McAfee Security) which I dont know if relevant.
My system.log seems to indicate there is some issue with McAfee even though not running - but could be a red herring and totally inrelated:
Menulet: Menulet : Caught an Exception while Registering with FMP
Menulet: Failed to register with FMP
com.apple.launchd.peruser.501 (com.mcafee.menulet): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
com.mcafee.reporter: objc: Object 0x41b630 of class __NSCFString autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking - break on objc_autoreleaseNoPool() to debug
McAfee Reporter: Reporter : FMP exception in ReporterRegisterWithFMP: msg :: connect call failed
McAfee Reporter: Failed to register with FMP
com.apple.launchd.peruser.501 (com.mcafee.reporter): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
com.apple.kextd: Can't open CFBundle for /usr/local/McAfee/AntiMalware/Extensions/Virex.kext.
--- last message repeated 1 time ---
com.apple.kextd: Error: Kext /usr/local/McAfee/AntiMalware/Extensions/Virex.kext - not found/unable to create.
com.mcafee.virusscan.ssm.ScanManager: /usr/local/McAfee/AntiMalware/Extensions/Virex.kext failed to load - (libkern/kext) not found; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8).
com.apple.launchd (com.mcafee.virusscan.ssm.ScanManager): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Anybody else getting this mdworker/mdworker32 going a little crazy now they are on Lion?