10.3.9 is maxing my CPU!

lebnjay

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After installing 10.3.9 I have run into a troubling problem.
I noticed things were running rather slowly, and the fan on my powerbook was running full time. Checked activity monitor and a process named "lookupd" was taking all the remaining processing power, keeping me at 100% CPU usage.
I have reinstalled java, ran the security update again, repaired permissions, still the same problem.
I learned how to reset lookupd, which takes care of the problem for a number of hours, but then it returns. As root I run the command "kill -HUP pid" where pid is the process ID.
Does anyone know how to turn on logging for lookupd so I could figure out where it is hanging? I saw a few articles after a google search but could not figure it out.
Thanks for your guys help.
lebnjay
 

noel4r

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Jul 17, 2002
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Since installing 10.3.9, my eMac keeps crashing. I think Apple designed 10.3.9 to be buggy so you upgrade to Tiger. Bastards!!!
 

Rocksaurus

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Sep 14, 2003
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In the application "maintain" (and presumably other OS X maintenance utils) there's an option to "flush lookupd cache". Have you tried this?
 

Soulstorm

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Feb 1, 2005
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Same thing happened with 10.3.7 to 10.3.8. The solution was to upgrade from the combo update.

Have you tried installing 10.3.9 from the combo update?
 

gopher

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Mar 31, 2002
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lebnjay said:
After installing 10.3.9 I have run into a troubling problem.
I noticed things were running rather slowly, and the fan on my powerbook was running full time. Checked activity monitor and a process named "lookupd" was taking all the remaining processing power, keeping me at 100% CPU usage.
I have reinstalled java, ran the security update again, repaired permissions, still the same problem.
I learned how to reset lookupd, which takes care of the problem for a number of hours, but then it returns. As root I run the command "kill -HUP pid" where pid is the process ID.
Does anyone know how to turn on logging for lookupd so I could figure out where it is hanging? I saw a few articles after a google search but could not figure it out.
Thanks for your guys help.
lebnjay
Not exactly logging, but you can boot in verbose mode. Command-V I believe it is.

Secondly, the combined update does often solve a lot of things. See my FAQ:

http://www.macmaps.com/upgradefaq.html
 

lebnjay

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Original poster
Jan 6, 2004
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I did download and run Onyx a bit over a day ago, I also downoaded Applejack (an awesome piece of software by the way) and ran that. Since then I have not seen the lookupd problem come back. I'm not sure it's fixed yet, but so far so good.
lebnjay
 

sorryiwasdreami

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Apr 24, 2004
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slooksterPSV said:
DL an run Onyx
I just downloaded the newest version of Onyx and upon first run it returned this error:

OnyX.app:Contents:Resources:Scripts:info:scpt wasn't found. (-35)

and

The variable Prefs is not defined. (-2753)

and

The variable LogOnyX is not defined. (-2753)

Any clues?
 

gopher

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Mar 31, 2002
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sorryiwasdreami said:
I just downloaded the newest version of Onyx and upon first run it returned this error:

OnyX.app:Contents:Resources:Scripts:info:scpt wasn't found. (-35)

and

The variable Prefs is not defined. (-2753)

and

The variable LogOnyX is not defined. (-2753)

Any clues?
Since LogOnyx could only be a variable assigned by Onyx itself, sounds like you encountered a bug in Onyx. Report it to the author.
 

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