I would plug in my iPod to update it and then find I couldn’t eject it, since it was “in use”. A few minutes later it would finally eject.
This was getting quite annoying and I wondered if perhaps Spotlight was the application “using” my iPod. I really didn’t need the iPod indexed so went a-googling.
I found this at angel: May 2005 Archives
[I have resorted to:
sudo mdutil -i off -E /Volumes/volume name
Volume index removed.
Indexing disabled for volume.
That seems to have stopped it. For now.]
My results weren’t the same, but then I didn’t have the iPod plugged in at the time. After plugging it in and entering the command I too got the message about the index being removed and indexing disabled.
My problem, however, isn’t solved. Even after disconnecting and reconnecting the iPod I do an update and still can’t remove the iPod because it’s “in use”. A look at Activity Monitor tells me that something called massStorage is busy working its way through my iPod. It seems suspiciously similar to what indexing might do. Sigh.