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Old 05-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #16
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Probably a "too simple" algorithm.

Their goal seems to be to build a concordance of all books on the machine.
That can be done (and maintained) "one book at a time".

Obviously, that is not the algorithm Amazon is using (your guess may be as close as any other).

I am sure we have the skills at this web-site to fix it for them, once they send us their sources.
But since "code for free" has no value to a corporation - we need to quote them a (big) price for the work.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:41 PM   #17
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@pirl8: Silly question, but I have to ask, given that it's *usually* the reason stuff fails to index: You wouldn't happen to be unplugging your Kindle like a barbarian, before properly unmounting/ejecting the USB storage?
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:59 PM   #18
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@pirl8: Silly question, but I have to ask, given that it's *usually* the reason stuff fails to index: You wouldn't happen to be unplugging your Kindle like a barbarian, before properly unmounting/ejecting the USB storage?
:-) That's the same kind of question I'm asking every day to people with problems accessing documents on their pendrives ;-)

Answer: no, never.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #19
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@pirl8: Yeah, sorry .

I don't think anyone ever looked that much into the indexing process, but it is somewhat widely known that in can indeed be flakey, for no apparent reason... :/
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:38 PM   #20
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... You wouldn't happen to be unplugging your Kindle like a barbarian, before properly unmounting/ejecting the USB storage?
My kindles are normally always in USBnet mode, so I have (perhaps a bit too often) been a "barbarian" with respect to not ejecting my kindle USB drive. It has not bitten me (yet).

Considering the fact that real "Barbarians" were natural explorers, and that fact that I like to "conquer" my devices, perhaps "barbarian" is just a synonym for "hacker"...

EDIT: And unplugging your USB at just exactly the "wrong" time during the boot process might be a valid way to exploit a race condition to gain root access on a new device, so you can grab a copy of the firmware to look for "easy" exploits.



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