Case: Ubuntu 18.04 (KDE), Baloo search index reached max inotify watchers: search in Dolphin (Ctrl+F) doesn’t return search results for new files and so does KRunner (Alt+F2).
Checking the current number of inotify watchers:
To check Baloo service status:
Persistently set inotify watchers to a big number:
sudo su echo "fs.inotify.max_user_watches = 500000" >> /etc/sysctl.conf exit balooctl reload balooctl status
Upon entering that last command, the index size should’ve increased.
Mounted drives (secondary HDD, for example) are excluded from the index by default. Can be managed form File Search – System Settings Module.
Indexing can be disabled from File Search – System Settings Module.
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