0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 8, 2009 2:52 AM by digisamuk

    Constant disk activity on pcd.db-journal

    digisamuk

      CS4 is causing me some issues. When my MacPro (Snow Leopard) is idle I hear my HDD constantly reading/writing something.

       

      After some investigation I found this little terminal line sudo fs_usage > ~/output.txt

       

      It creates a text file showing all disk activity and within seconds is into  hundred of megabytes (ctrl+c to stop it)

       

      The large bulk of this activity is the following:

       

      10:31:18  access            /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe PCD/pcd.db-journal                      0.000004   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  fstat                                                                                               0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000004   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  fcntl                                                                                               0.000002   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  fcntl                                                                                               0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  fcntl                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  fcntl                                                                                               0.000002   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  access            /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe PCD/pcd.db-journal                      0.000004   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  fstat                                                                                               0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000004   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  lseek                                                                                               0.000001   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  read                                                                                                0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  fcntl                                                                                               0.000002   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  fcntl                                                                                               0.000003   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  fcntl                                                                                               0.000002   VCStatus  

      10:31:18  fcntl                                                                                               0.000002   VCStatus 

       

      And it repeats infinitely. I have removed the pcd.db-journal file and removed the cache.db file. Instantly the disk activity stops.

       

      However I can not use my CS4 apps, so I go in and activate the license again. Within minutes the activity is back to normal.

       

      I have repaired permissions many times, I have also used the CS4 LicenseRecovery tool. Which seemed to do its job, but as soon as I put the license back I got the same problems.

       

      Any ideas cos I am completely stuck. Maybe its the VCStatus. That will be the next thing I will investigate.

       

       

      And I have investigated the VCStatus issue and found this post : http://forums.adobe.com/message/2366186

       

      Even though I do not use Version Cue something is trying to work, when I turn on the "Show Server Status in menu bar" the activity stops and again when I uncheck the box the disk activity start immediately. I am assuming this is a bug that will be ironed out.

       

      Message was edited by: digisamuk