Mac Pro & Wired Memory... and 16,777,216TB kernel_task Q!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by miniConvert, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

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    Hello everyone,

    My mac pro seems to consume a lot of wired memory. This hasn't caused me any problems in terms of performance so far, but I'm concerned that something isn't quite right - I mean, 2.51GB of unmovable stuff hogging my RAM is just rude :p

    Then there's my kernel_task, which is supposedly using 16,777,216 TB of 'real' memory. I should add that my Mac Pro regularly uses over 2GB wired memory even when the kernel_task hasn't gone loopy.

    Up 2 days, OS X Server 10.4.8, 4GB Apple RAM.

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  2. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    I'd try reseting my PRAM, or maybe running a RAM checking app. I wish I had just one terabyte of RAM.:(
     
  3. miniConvert thread starter macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

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    I think I might have to give that a go. Can anyone else with a Mac Pro with 4GB RAM comment on their wired usage?
     
  4. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    My wired stays pretty low... sits around 480MB with AdiumX, Firefox and mail open. (along with my widgets, and other little extras)
     

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  5. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    What happens when you reboot?
    (I assume you have)

    It sounds to me like you have a memory leak in an application or 3rd party driver.
     

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