Is my kernel use a problem?

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

  1. oxband macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    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

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Sounds about right to me. How much cpu the kernel uses depends on what is happening on the system.

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