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What is 'cookied' process?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.7 Lion' started by Tovv, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Does anyone know about this process? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. mrapplegate, Jul 31, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011

    macrumors 68030

    It's used in the management and storage of cookies. Part of the OS Lion CoreServices.
    Here is the man page info:

    cookied -- The HTTP cookie storage daemon


    cookied is a per-user daemon which manages the user's cookie storage.

    There are no configuration options to cookied. Users should not run cookied manually.

    Mac OS X Feb 2, 2010 Mac OS X
  3. macrumors regular

    Not to resurrect a really old thread, but should this daemon be eating 1.38GB of real memory?

    I just happened to notice that I was using a lot of RAM on my 11" MBA and this process just keeps growing...

    What will happen if I kill it?
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    It's using 2.6 MB on mine, so I'd wager that no, it shouldn't be using anywhere near what it's using for you!

    I have no idea what the effects would be if you kill it though.
  5. macrumors regular

    I'm gonna do a complete shutdown after I finsih what I'm working on. Strange things are bound to happen on a machine that's had 13 *days* of uptime...
  6. Moderator


    Staff Member

    That uptime shouldn't be a problem; mine's at 10 days because I think there was an update that required a reboot. My other machine, which I haven't installed that particular update on, is at 83 days* and seems to still be working flawlessly :)

    *That would've been when I updated it to 10.8.3.
  7. macrumors regular

    My MBP is at 18 days and counting. I figured a reboot won't hurt to restart cookied. My MBP lists it at just shy of 4MB so Something went wonky on the Air...
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    Staff Member

    Yep, uptime aside, a reboot sounds like a good idea :)

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