How to Get the Combination of NTFS-3g and Konqueror (as a file manager) to consume less CPU

Shlomi Fish shlomif at
Thu Aug 30 21:43:21 IDT 2012

Hi all,

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I have a laptop with the following specifications:

I also have an Acer Aspire 5738DZG laptop with the following specs:

    Intel Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz. (x86-64).
    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4570 (r700)
    15.6״ 3D HD LCD Screen.
    3 GB Memory
    320 GB Hard Disk Drive.
    “DVD Super Multi DL drive”
    Acer Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n.


Now it dual boots between Windows 7 x86-64 (which I hardly use) and
Mageia Linux 2 x86-64. Since I have a lot of space in my Windows 7
partition, I decided to use it to store many of my music files, so
they get stored at /media/win_d/Music/mp3 , which has this as its

UUID=24A43690A4366488 /media/win_d ntfs-3g defaults,umask=022 0 0

Now, if I view this directory using a tab of KDE-4.8.x's Konqueror in
file manager mode (in order to select and drag and drop files to my
media player), I see
ntfs-3g constantly consuming roughly 18% of my CPU, which I suspect
causes the laptop to overheat.

I checked and ntfs-3g also consumes CPU if I run «ls -l
/media/win_d/Music/mp3/» on the command line, so
I guess that Konqueror constantly rescans that directory for detecting changes.

Can anyone tell me how I can prevent Konqueror from consuming a lot of
CPU this way?


-- Shlomi Fish

Shlomi Fish

Electrical Engineering studies. In the Technion. Been there. Done
that. Forgot a lot. Remember too much.

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