Google Desktop for Mac breaks mdimport/Spotlight

By Rob Scovell, in , posted: 12-Jul-2007 21:09

I installed Google Desktop a couple of weeks ago. It broke stuff like Terminal so I picked it out of my filesystem ... or so I thought.

I was poking around in my /var/log/system.log file to sort out an NFS problem when I saw hundreds of these, every 10 seconds:

Jul 12 21:13:44 Laptop crashdump[404]: mdimport crashed
Jul 12 21:13:44 Laptop launchd: Server dd6b in bootstrap bd27 uid 502: "/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/Metadata.framework/Vers
ions/A/Support/mdimportserver"[403]: exited abnormally: Segmentation fault
Jul 12 21:13:45 Laptop crashdump[404]: crash report written to: /Users/robscovell/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/mdimport.crash.log

So I looked in /Users/robscovell/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/mdimport.crash.log

and what did I see ... :

Command: mdimport
Path:    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/Metadata.framework/Versions/A/Support/Spotlight/mdimport
Parent:  GoogleDesktopDaemon [36]

Version: ??? (???)

PID:    8243
Thread: 0

Exception:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
Codes:      KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS (0x0001) at 0x60000010

A full bug report will be made to Google Labs!

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