strange (null) process

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by wrldwzrd89, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #1
    I was trying to diagnose the cause of a script problem in this thread when I decided to check my Activity Monitor. I saw a strange process, with a process name of (null), using ~300 MB RAM and ~1 GB virtual memory (far more than any other process). It had 13 threads. I wasn't sure what it was, but I suspected it had something to do with my experimenting. I restarted the Mac and checked Activity Monitor again - the (null) process was gone. What I was trying to do was see if I could get the perl command-line program to execute a script (with a .pl extension) by Option+Command-dragging the script to the perl executable. I tried that twice, and nothing happened. Any ideas as to what was going on?
     
  2. ChrisX macrumors newbie

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    No worries, the (null) process is the Classic Environment (elsewhere referred to as TrueBlue Environment).
    ChrisX
     
  3. javabear90 macrumors 6502a

    javabear90

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    I had that problem once, except it was taking up all of my extra processing power :eek: so I quit it...
     
  4. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Speaking of weird processes, I have two "automount" processes, both running as root. I would think you would only need one.
     
  5. ChrisX macrumors newbie

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    Those are definitely two separate processes. I have no idea why *two* are needed, though. Anyone?
     

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