Halting Problem …

Garmin does some fine navigation products, but obviously the services they provide to deploy maps or update clients are seriously busy. Yesterday I started a map update that seemingly has about 3 gigs of content (which I think is quite considerable, moreover is never ever mentioned), data rate crawling near bottom. Only thing you could stare at would be a one-or-another-pixel-changing-every-other-minute progress bar. Hrm. Is it moving yet? Is the thing stuck? How to know for sure? Easy fix:

  • a quick lsof revealed the application cache
  • then this: 
  • 🙂