Today I noticed that Dropbox consumes nearly as much as half of CPU time consumed by
kernel_task on OS X 10.8.3, which is a pretty decent amount of CPU usage. So I paused it and see what would happen.
Surprisingly, even after I paused syncing, Dropbox takes roughly the same amount of CPU (and nothing is being changed).
So, Dropbox keeps on indexing even if I instruct it to "pause"? Then the "pause" only applies to network usage? This seems pretty dumb?