Kernel Task using 60% of processor

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  1. johnnybluejeans macrumors 6502

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    Kernel Task has been eating away at one of my cores for a few hours now. On my 20" iMac (Intel), kernel task has been using about 60% of one of the cores nonstop.

    Any ideas what it might be doing?

    I could always reboot, but come on, this isn't Windows. ; )
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    What are you doing on the Mac? Have you got lots of peripherals plugged into the USB or Firewire ports? Are you using an external drive? :)
     
  3. whocares macrumors 65816

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    <paranoia>
    It's an intel virus!
    It's sending out all your personnal info to everybody on Earth.
    Run for your life!
    </paranoia>


    j/k
     
  4. jhu macrumors 6502a

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    let's see a screen shot of your task list
     
  5. jhu macrumors 6502a

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    this may shed more light, hopefully. perhaps it's a driver somewhere?
     
  6. Peace macrumors P6

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    Are you running a server?
    if so what..
     
  7. johnnybluejeans thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope.. I probably have windows file sharing enabled.

    I rebooted and everything is back to normal.
     
  8. Peace macrumors P6

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    In your screen capture you have NETserver as a PowerPC app..

    That is not windows file sharing..
     
  9. johnnybluejeans thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Has something to do with my printer driver. Printer sharing maybe.
     
  10. janey macrumors 603

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    whatever you do, for the love of god, do not kill or forcequit kernel_task. (as if the huge hint of pid=0 wasn't big enough..)

    at any rate, rebooting is one simple and fast way to get rid of kernel_task using 60% cpu.

    Just out of curiosity, is this on 10.4.4?
     
  11. johnnybluejeans thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha. That would be funny. I don't know if it would actually let you do such a thing.

    Yeah, it was 10.4.4 on a Core Duo.
     

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