(System: 11.10 running Unity 3D)
When update-apt-xapi is running, CPU usage stays at 100% (for about a couple of minutes). Is that normal? I understand that the command runs update-apt-xapian-index to update the index of software packages.
My question is this: is such high CPU usage for a couple of minutes acceptable? (I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop and the processor is "Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz × 2 ")
If it could be harmful, what precaution can a non-technically proficient user take?