Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stop gvfsd-metadata Using 100% CPU and Disk High I/O

If your Linux system is slowly grinding to a halt, and you manage to pull up the System Monitor and see that gvfsd-metadata is using 100% of the CPU, here’s how to correct it. In a terminal run the following 2 commands:
rm -rf ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata

pkill gvfsd-metadata
Your system should now be back to normal.