Tracker;expunged and timeshift files consumes all diskspace on my user partition

Asked by Marietto on 2021-05-30

Description of problem:

After I login tracker get started and shortly consumes all diskspace on my home partition. This equals to about 150 GB of storage.
The file .cache/tracker/meta.db-wal takes 30 GB. In addition,I've emptied the recycle bin for 40 GB and I've thought that those files were deleted, instead they were placed in the expunged folder of my home and stayed there. So,in total the files that shouldn't be still saved ont the disk equals to 30+40=70G. Again,sometimes there are the files saved on the /timeshift folder,that are saved there without that I get warned if I want it or not. I must say that's too much space is "stolen". Usually these files takes all this space and,suddenly,I remain with 0 bytes. So,there are some situations that deserves to be discussed here, before I create a bug request.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Package: tracker (2.3.6-2)
libxfce4panel-2.0-dev (4.16.2-1)
cinnamon-common (4.8.6-2build1)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login
2. Wait
3. Errors because home partition is out of space

Actual results:

0 available space on home partition

Expected results:

Tracker should only take a couple of gigs of space or at least stick to its default limit of 5% space

Additional info:

Sometimes I just have to kill tracker-store to release the used inodes, else I have to delete .cache/tracker/meta.db-wal ; the files inside the expunged folder and the backup files into the folder /timeshift

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy tracker


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Marietto (marietto2008) said :

root@Z390-AORUS-PRO:/home/ziomario# lsb_release -a

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 21.04
Release: 21.04
Codename: hirsute

root@Z390-AORUS-PRO:/home/ziomario# uname -a

Linux Z390-AORUS-PRO 5.11.0-17-generic #18-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 6 20:10:11 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

root@Z390-AORUS-PRO:/home/ziomario# apt-cache policy tracker
  Installed: 2.3.6-2
  Candidate: 2.3.6-2
  Version table:
 *** 2.3.6-2 500
        500 hirsute/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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