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Join Date: May 2004
2018-08-30, 08:57

Hey y'all

I'm having a little problem with sleep on my new MBP. Over night the power will drain significantly with the lid closed - and I'm trying to track down what's going one.

For the past couple of days I've noticed spotlight spamming the console with the following message: fetching image <private> - and I'm kind of wondering if this is draining the battery because Spotlight has the highest average energy impact in the activity monitor.

Does anyone have any ideas what this message means? Googling didn't help...


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2018-09-15, 15:25

<private> means it's not allowed to log details for privacy reasons.

Try running:

sudo log config
It probably won't include PRIVATE_DATA. If so, run this:

sudo log config --mode "private_data:on"
Then run the original command again. (In my case, it first said "System mode = INFO DEBUG STREAM_LIVE", then "System mode = INFO DEBUG STREAM_LIVE PRIVATE_DATA".)

This isn't persisted across reboots, I believe. But it should be enough to gather some more information on what Spotlight is trying to index.
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