cloudphotod going crazy with cpu usage/disk writes

iMacDragon

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Oct 18, 2008
1,769
301
UK
Anyone else having issue where cloudphotod starts using 100% of a cpu core for no apparent reason?

Constantly writing to disk at something like 100MB/s, but no network activity.

Literally just wasted another 1TB of disk writes before I noticed this time and killed it.
 

skment

macrumors newbie
Nov 13, 2019
2
0
Same here., MBP 15 2018 I've just observed cpu usage but after this post saw it has written 1,4T worth of data. Wtf. Any hints?
 

iMacDragon

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Oct 18, 2008
1,769
301
UK
I never really traced it, but after completely nuking photo library and starting again ( redownloading from icloud ), it seemed to settle... not ideal solution, but wasn't much else I could think to do.
 

melvinlusk

macrumors member
Jun 11, 2019
48
6
Ponchatoula, LA
I'm seeing it as well.....this didn't seem to start until the latest system update.

Terminating cloudphotod only resolves things temporarily, as it will eventually just start back up again.

macOS 10.15.1 (19B88)
Macmini8,1
 

skment

macrumors newbie
Nov 13, 2019
2
0
Yep, back again. Processes running for days now and have written down almost 1,8 TB of data.
 

Zetthard

macrumors newbie
Jan 16, 2020
1
0
Just today I noticed the same thing on 10.15.2. I mean Mac worked normally before. But today I noticed enormous battery drainage. Activity monitor showed crazy CPU usage by cloudpotod and nsurlsessiond processess, while photolibraryd process has the highest battery usage. WTF? It's a mess!
 

iMacDragon

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Oct 18, 2008
1,769
301
UK
Yeah, I gave up with icloud photos for now and just disabled it on mac..
 

TrappedSheep

macrumors newbie
Jan 20, 2020
1
0
I am experiencing same problems for months, nothing helps. My 13" 2017 MacBook Pro (running macOS 10.15.2) battery is ruined because of constant CPU usage, I guess my SSD will die soon too. I think that Apple developers are completely mad and I am becoming insane too.
 

mvhofe

macrumors newbie
Jan 31, 2020
2
0
Hey,
Im having the same issues. Bought the Mac in Dezember 2019 battery totally used. Today I called the apple support. Ill give feedback.
Which model are you using? MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) 2,4 GHz?
 

mvhofe

macrumors newbie
Jan 31, 2020
2
0
Hey,
Im having the same issues. Bought the Mac in Dezember 2019 battery totally used. Today I called the apple support. Ill give feedback.
Which model are you using? MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) 2,4 GHz?
Does anyone have the file : com.apple.mediaanalysisd.plist
It will be ordered in Library>LaunchAgent
 

Sindriing

macrumors newbie
Feb 4, 2020
2
0
Mine was a late 2018 15", I'll check in a bit
Anyone else having issue where cloudphotod starts using 100% of a cpu core for no apparent reason?

Constantly writing to disk at something like 100MB/s, but no network activity.

Literally just wasted another 1TB of disk writes before I noticed this time and killed it.
I contacted Apple supported who suggested resetting the NVRAM(sign out of apple ID and restart while holding cmd+options+P+R) This seems to have fixed the issue for me.
 

iMacDragon

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Oct 18, 2008
1,769
301
UK
Report back in a few weeks.. I sometimes got the problem to go away for a while but came back after week or so
 

5nefarious

macrumors newbie
Feb 13, 2020
1
0
I'm seeing the same problem. 2017 MacBook Pro. nsurlsessiond is constantly using at least 100% cpu and has written over 400 GB to disk. cloudphotod is using at least 50% cpu and has written over 1.5 TB. The device is running super hot.

I've already disabled iCloud, deleted all of my local photos, and then reenabled it. If anyone has any suggestions for a fix, I'm all ears. This is ridiculous.
 

Attachments