Messages - memory leak?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by mixel, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. mixel macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    Messages was working fine in the latest DP for about a week.. Now it just beachballs if i mouse over it.

    A couple of times i've accidentally left it running in that state and come back to my computer to a "low on system memory" pop-up. In activity monitor Messages was taking up 60GB of RAM!

    I have 16GB of RAM.. But yeah, does anyone have any idea how to fix this? I use screen sharing a lot to help family members out with stuff and can't at the moment. :confused:

  2. Shawzborne macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2013

    All you can do is wait till next week's beta
  3. bbfc macrumors 68040


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle, England.
    Don't install Developer Previews if you rely on it for things like this. Always install on a separate partition.
  4. mixel, Jun 26, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014

    mixel thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    I actually disagree.. It's not the most important functionality I rely on, was just curious if anyone had seen it and had a fix! It's always a gamble.

    But the next DP is out soon, I'll see if that fixed it.

    Weirdly even since the first DP Yosemite works more reliably for video editing than Mavericks ever has on my set up.
  5. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    i have this same problem on the latest firmware to yosemite no beta

    came to my computer and saw low memory popup, messages was using around 60gb of memory had to force quit

    and way to avoid this in the future ?

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