20
Oct

100% disk usage but I don’t know why

In the last days I noticed that my hard drive was much louder than usually. Some process was using it all the time, but I didn’t know which one.

So, first I needed to find out, which process got crazy, and came up with iotop (found here).

I installed and started it and immediately saw the process that used 100% of my disk IO: gvfsd-metadata. So I did another search and found this post. The solution was simple:

mv ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/ ~/DEL_gvfs-metadata/

After this, the pc got quiet immediatley. I did not had to reboot or something else. Just this command.

Now the only thing I had to do, was to remove the DEL_gvfs-metadata folder.

Very strange.

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