Discussion in 'macOS' started by brentg33, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. brentg33 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2007
    I have a MBP and recently i switched a preference to empty trash securely. So last night while i had left computer on and was away from it for a bit...while the screen saver was on, i started to hear the fans speed up a lot. when i went to look, it seemed time machine was stuck im mid-backing up and i saw the trash trying to empty items but that seemed stuck as well. I went to istat and saw that a process "locum" was using about 95-97%. I was unable to quit either the time machine back up or the emptying of the trash...but i was able to eventually shut down and restart. the restarting, however took a bit longer than normal. when it was all back up and running, i decided to run the usually mantenance via cocktail (weekly scripts, repair permissions...etc) and it seems better...but seeing as how i have had this MBP for over a year and this is the 1st time something like this has happend, i was a little concerned, reading about locum, i have seen it tied in with emptying the trash securely, so i have decided to uncheck that feature for now...but is this anything to worry about?
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Thank you! I was wondering what the heck Locum did. Now I know.
  4. brentg33 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2007

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