Kernal_task question?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Silverbird0000, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2006
    Fort Myers, FL
    Activity Monitor is showing kernal_task? What is that? I don't remember it being there in Panther. I am now running Tiger, but I am getting Leopard today. Should I clean install it or will the kernal_task thing still be there. If it won't go away, i'll just update.
  2. John01021988 macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2007
    it will never go away, its part of the OS. Either u clean install, upgrade, or whatever, it will always stay there.
  3. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    If you didn't have kernel_task running, you'd be in pretty big trouble. Which is to say, you wouldn't have a working computer. It is, you know, the kernel...the core of the OS.


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