kernel_task

djejrejk

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 3, 2007
521
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Uhh...
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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Morn

macrumors 6502
Oct 26, 2005
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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.