Bizarre memory usage

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by JTToft, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    #1
    Lately, I've been experiencing bizarre amounts of memory and swap usage.

    I've seen similar situations a couple of times since upgrading to Yosemite.
    Any thoughts on causes or solutions?

    I'm on OS X 10.10.1. Details about my machine are available in my signature below.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    #2
    clearly you're having some sort of issue with the backupd (time machine) process.
     
  3. JTToft thread starter macrumors 68040

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    - Yes, I figured as much. Any idea about what's causing the problem?
    I just disabled Time Machine in System Preferences, which of course caused the process to disappear and memory usage to go back to normal. But I suspect the problem will return at some point if I enable TM again...

    Interestingly, the memory usage of "kernel_task" dropped to from 5 GB to about 1 GB, too.
     
  4. poiihy macrumors 68020

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  5. chabig macrumors 601

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    Turn off Time Machine. Then turn it on again.
     
  6. Peace macrumors Core

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    Close all those websites, stop dropbox and let TM finish it's backup.
     
  7. leman macrumors G3

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    My suggestion would be to restart the backup (remove the old TM destination and add a new one)
     

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