Kernel 0 process - 75 threads - anyone know what this is?

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  1. Blu101 macrumors 6502a

    Blu101

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    Just browsing around, noticed this one process...seems like a lot of threads compared to other processes. Anyone know what this is?
     
  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    If you mean something like this, then it's standard:

    Code:
    0      kernel_task  0.8  28:43.50 79/22 0    2    858   21M    0B     373M   71M    4424M  0     0     running  0    95604     0       100303139+ 96527938+ 0         0         57561688+
    79/22 means 79 threads in total, with 22 running.

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  3. Blu101 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Blu101

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    Not sure. I'll take a pic of my activity monitor window when I get home tonight.

    I'm new to Mac, so I'm not familiar with the normal every day processes yet, but I also noticed a new one after installing Office for Mac11, "windowsserver". Funny thing is, it's always running even when I don't open any Office programs...? MS software really annoys me.
     
  4. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    If your original post was about a process with ID# 0, it must have been kernel_task. Also WindowServer is a standard OS X process; it has nothing to do with MS.

    Read this: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=59082
     
  5. Blu101, Dec 9, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2010

    Blu101 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Blu101

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    Sweet explanation, thanks!
     

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