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How to isolate processes that evoke insane mds_stores disk read activity?

I have an interesting situation where when I monitor my disk activity, I find that mds_store is continually running between 1 to 35 megabytes per second (averaging around 3-5 MB/s) on the read and ...
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mds processes are constantly crashing

Mojave 10.14.4 here -- mds_worker processes constantly crashing and re-spawning as per the logs. The 'indexing' spotlight bar stops at various different points, always getting stuck, though in ...
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Why does Spotlight search no longer work after a system update?

After a recent system update (to Catalina) Spotlight stopped working. Additional symptoms: I could add volumes to the Spotlight>Privacy list and then remove them with the - button but it made no ...
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Could my spotlight search index have really been 2.5 GB on a 256 GB drive?

I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) with El Capitan 10.11.6 and a 256 GB SSHD. I was having fan/CPU usage issues with mds and using the lines in this answer turned it off and deleted the index. ...
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