Can someone tell me what this is?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by KingYaba, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. KingYaba macrumors 68040

    KingYaba

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    I have no clue what this is, but it's laggin up my eMac. So did stupid seti and I deleted it.

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  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It's a kernel process. It's supposed to be there. And it's using 1.4% CPU... that's hardly a lot, is it? Hehehe, go ahead and kill it if you want, and have fun with the kernel panic, though. ;)
     
  3. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020

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  4. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    I think he's refering to the Real Memory it takes up
     
  5. ham_man macrumors 68020

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  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yep...mine's at 126 MB of real memory plus 1.06 GB of virtual memory just a few minutes after a restart. It's completely normal.
     
  7. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    This has got to be a joke post.

    Mine's at 196.17 MB real memory and 1.62 GB virtual memory.
     
  8. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, on mine it actually won't let you kill it. I know what it is and why it's there, but I'm just bored and wouldn't mind a kernel panic.

    I clicked "Quit Process" and it said that quitting it would affect the performance of my computer. Duh. Anyway, I clicked "Force Quit", and it asked me to authorize with my password. I did, and nothing happened. It seems my MAc is smart enough to hold its own. :)
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It's the operating system! Don't you think it deserves a little memory? If it wasn't there, nothing else would get memory either.
     
  10. Shadow macrumors 68000

    Shadow

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    47.78MB Real memory, 1.19GB virtual. NORMAL!

    I dont care about virtual, but I'd kill for more RAM (even more than 2GB)-I hate using it all up.
     

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