Activity Monitor: cut, grep, and sh

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  1. Reimer macrumors regular

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    I'm viewing my Activity Monitor with "My Processes" mode selected.

    Every couple of seconds, the processes "cut, grep, and sh" pop up and disappear. What are those processes doing exactly?
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    What programs do you have running when this pops up and is it giving you any problems?





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  3. Reimer thread starter macrumors regular

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    azureus
    coreduotemp
    firefox (bon echo)
    SteerMouse Manager

    /edit

    Okay I guess coreduotemp is the culprit. Just wasn't sure what those processes were doing.
     
  4. Reimer thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay anyone want to explain another part of Activity Monitor, specifically the Memory usage part.

    I've got 1GB of ram installed. Activity Monitor currently shows 834mb under "Used". What do "Wired", "Active", and "Inactive" indicate?
     
  5. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    Apple says it best:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107918
     
  6. Reimer thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    I had exactly this same issue. It's coreduo temp. Those processes that pop up and go away are the app accessing the core to read the temp, or something like that. Close coreduo temp, and it will stop.
     

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