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The mds process is driving me insane!

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I'm trying to run the fatsort command on a FAT-32 thumb drive Whenever I do, it fails with a "Resource busy!" error (See below). The cause of this issue is the Spotlight mds process running in /Volumes/SANDISK, where disk1s1 is mounted. I've tried the following to no avail:

-Adding /Volumes/SANDISK to the "Privacy" section in the Spotlight settings
-sudo mdutil -i off /Volumes/SANDISK (Disable spotlight on volume)
-sudo mdutil -a -i off (Disable spotlight on all volumes)
-touch /Volumes/SANDISK/.metadata_never_index (Spotlight should not index if this hidden file exists in volume)

I've tried killing it, using activity monitor, nothing works. No matter what I do the mds process is always busy in /Volumes/SANDISK.


bernie@MacBook:~> s fatsort -f /dev/disk1s1

openFileSystem: Resource busy!
sortFileSystem: Failed to open file system!
main: Failed to sort file system!
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