Kernal Tasks

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JForestZ34, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. JForestZ34 macrumors 6502a

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    Just checking to see what this means.. I was looking in the activity moniter and wwhat excatly are kernal tasks.. I see they were taking up about 56mb of my memory.. What is this.???

    James
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    thats the kernel for Mac OS X which is pretty much the heart of the operating system. 56 MB of memory is not too much. my Mac has been up for 12.5 hours and kernel_task has used 105 MB of memory.

    TIP: dont worry about the root processes, change it to only show your proccesses. the memory that you can manage are the processes run by you.
     
  3. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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