kernel_task

Discussion in 'macOS' started by djejrejk, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

    djejrejk

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    I have noticed recently that kernel_task in my activity monitor creep up to 100-150MB of real memory and 1-1.3gb or virtual memory during normal operation (using common apps like itunes, textmate, transmit, quicksilver and maybe transmission). Is this normal? I have never noticed it creeping up that high before.
     

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  2. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't observed it before, but on checking it says real=154MB and virtual=1.27GB. So I would venture it is normal.
     
  3. Morn macrumors 6502

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    Same here.
    I suspect it's doing some sort of caching, as it seems to eventually get to about 10% of the memory on whatever mac I have.
     
  4. djejrejk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmm,. well I guess it is to be expected. Thanks!
     

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