DirectoryService task is taking up almost all CPU power

Discussion in 'macOS' started by afultz075, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. afultz075 macrumors member

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    Ever since a few days ago, I notice mainly when my MBP is not connected to the internet, that istat will show a process called "DirectoryService" that is taking up a ridiculous amount of CPU power (sometimes up to 190%). It doesn't seem to slow my computer down much, but I can tell it's stressing the processor as it becomes extremely hot when this process is running. When I open terminal it shows this is a root process. Like I said, it only seems to occur when my computer is offline.

    Any idea what this is?
     
  2. NAG macrumors 68030

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  3. afultz075 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Hm, well it is related to networking. You usually have a share mounted when you're connected to a network?
     
  5. afultz075 thread starter macrumors member

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  6. tarjan macrumors regular

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    Looks like I have the same issue as of today. There are a bunch of posts about this over at the apple discussion forum as well.
     
  7. Zegna macrumors member

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    I would hazard a guess that the culprit is actually 10.5.1.

    It's a good thing really that 10.5.2 is supposedly just around the corner.
     
  8. ttrtilley macrumors newbie

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    10.5.2 doesn't fix it.
    Difficult to diagnose a problem that one can't reproduce.
     

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