Even if I move just one voice record (.ogg) or movie/picture file towards the SD card, the Android mediaserver/system_server keeps draining the battery, 2% per minute, and heating the device up rapidly, until next reboot.

But rebooting to solve problems is against the Linux philosophy.

  • What exactly causes that problem?
  • How can I fix this problem without rebooting?.
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    Hard to say without additional details. You could investigate the logs to find at least some hints. Please let us know about your findings, so we can try to help. – Izzy Jan 14 '18 at 14:09

IME on much older Android versions, this is often a symptom of a corrupt SD card filesystem, which gets the media scanner "stuck" trying to read a file that is unreadable. Try scanning the SD card in another computer (using fsck or similar).

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  • I will try it out. – neverMind9 Jan 23 '18 at 20:44

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