So, I know I've seen stuff about this before on Apple's support page, but really all that ends up happening is a few people come on and insist that it's all in people's heads...clearly it isn't. Ever since 10.9.1 I've had a crazy memory leak through the kernel...boots into about 750 MB dedicated towards it, and then proceeds to climb by about 1 MB a second indefinitely until it decides to level off at some crazy number. Eventually, it is up to about 5 or 6 GB, although once it didn't level off until about 9 GB. Now, sure, there is compression. But the machine is at a crawl by this point, and unusable. I have 16 GB installed. I never let it get to the point where it has to start paging, but it will get there unless I restart. In 10.8, I think I maybe restarted 3 times ever, and even in 10.9 it was only like, twice. Now, since 10.9.1, I've had to many times out of necessity just to make the machine usable again. The only third party kext is sound flower, can't quite seem to get rid of it but I have a hard time believing it's doing this. Otherwise, it's all stock stuff going on. Anyone have a clue what might be causing this?