Endless stream of "Suspicious packet count 151 when bytes 1208 for flow 59864" followed by "Flow details for excess packet count <private>" in Console


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 11, 2018
16" MBP with everything fully maxed out.

When trying to figure out what could be behind my issues relating to the pkd and lsd processes, I noticed that Console is throwing tens of thousands of the same error. More bizarrely, I can't find any examples of other people online who have received the same error.

Anyone know what:

symptomsd Suspicious packet count 151 when bytes 1208 for flow 598647
Flow details for excess packet count <private>
[repeat forever]

relates to?


macrumors newbie
Jul 4, 2020
I have the same problem too. 2018 MacBook Air Retina.
Fresh reinstall of macOS Catalina (10.15.5). Nothing installed except apple numbers, pages and google chrome. After a few hours, I have an endless stream of
" error 09:41:36.901853+0300 symptomsd Suspicious packet count 121 when bytes 968 for flow 7434 "

error 09:45:08.399365+0300 symptomsd Flow details for excess packet count <private>

If I check Network Utility I see that the packages are sent via the Ethernet network interface.
This continues even after I turn off wifi
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