strange kernel task

Discussion in 'macOS' started by schrodinger's c, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. schrodinger's c macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2005
    recently a new 0 id kernel task has been taking a lot of CPU and RAM.
    since it's non ID'd nor named I've tried to quit it to no avail!!!
    it's been slowing my work dramatically.
    how can I get close the damn thing?
    schrodinger's cat
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    The kernel task is (assuming I've not got the wrong end of the stick) the BSD representation of the microkernel that runs OSX. You certainly can't kill it! The kernel process is providing low level services (i.e. controlling the hardware), networking at the like.
  3. engjohn macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2005
    I had the same problem, it turned out to be my mouse and keyboard. I unpluged them, pluged them back in, and all was fine.


Share This Page