Is my kernel use a problem?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by oxband, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. oxband macrumors 6502

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    Since updating to Lion, I've noticed in activity monitor that kernel use is huge. It's real memory is usually around 700 MB even when I dont have many applications open. That said, the computer doesnt seem to be running slower, and it's CPU% is always in the 1-3% range. Is this something I want to investigate further?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Sounds about right to me. How much cpu the kernel uses depends on what is happening on the system.
     

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