For some reason I can't explain, Spotlight decided it needs to index again from scratch my whole hard drive. Uuuh. It started roughly 2 hours ago and the spotlight panel says it still needs 2 hours to go. Is that a common behaviour for Spotlight? Did I break something? No idea :-(


1. On Thursday 30 April 2009, 14:22 by Jason

Just a wild guess, given my non-knowledgeableness, is that at some point the Spotlight index got corrupted (maybe it tried to update while you were writing metadata) and it's throwing up its hands and starting over.

Or maybe it's just defragging the index. Depending on how it's stored you may get a search performance boost out of it... when it finally finishes.