Acitivity monitos showing some app i have no clue :(

Discussion in 'macOS' started by acidity, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. acidity macrumors regular

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    My activity monitor is showing some application being running which I have no clue about....

    mdimport
    eapolclient
    atsserver
    pbs

    What are they for?????

    Also, my system memory says: 200MB Wired, 429MB active, 353MB Inactive and 43MB Free. Ihave a 1ghz MacBook....what do these numbers mean???
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    mdimport is a Spotlight process...the "md" stands for "metadata."

    eapolclient is related to wireless authentication.

    atsserver is a font-management process.

    pbs is the clipboard.


    Here is Apple's article on how to read memory usage.
     
  3. acidity thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info but isnt Inactive Memory + Free still not very low...

    I mean the real memory usage by applications is not that much but still I have only like 400MB as inactive or free????
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    You've got nothing to worry about. Everything is working normally.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    You know about 5 minutes searching online would have solved those questions. Just pasting the process name gets some really good explanations as to what they are.
     
  6. tcsdoc macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking the same thing. When I see weird programs running on my Windows machine, Google is the first place I look. I've learned a great deal ab out both my Mac's and Windows operation from all the websites giving super detailed info.

    Not slamming the guy, just making a helpful observation. :)
     

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