Since installing Yosemite, I’ve had a recurring issue with the two processes
mds_stores. Both would take up gobs of memory, even to the point of consuming all system resources and locking the computer up, requiring a forced reboot. I eventually narrowed the error down a corrupt Spotlight cache. Here’s how I resolved the issue:
- Go into System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy
- Add each and every hard drive your computer has access to the list
- In Terminal, run this command:
sudo mdutil -Ea, which allows you to verify that the local Spotlight index was removed from all local volumes.
- Finally, in System Preferences, remove all disks from the list
Since rebuilding the Spotlight index, I have not seen