syslogd full CPU - slow computer - wtf?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Darkroom, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Darkroom

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    #1
    this isn't really a programming question, but i've been doing some coding in xcode lately so it may be the cause (or not)... either way, i think programmers would know this issue better than anyone in the iMac forum...

    everytime i restart my computer, a process called "syslogd" is pounding away at the CPU, which is making my computer super super slow... i have to manually quit the process from Activity Monitor...

    does anyone know what's causing this?
     

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    Catfish_Man

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    #2
    Usually that means an app is spamming your logs like crazy. Check in Console to see which one it is.
     
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    Darkroom

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    #3
    i think it's VLC, but only when i try to open a specific .avi file... it takes a long long time to open finally after it hangs.. no other video files do that... but what's concerning me is that it now does this on start up, even if VLC isn't loaded.
     
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