Odd "Process Viewer" incident

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jadekitty24, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2005
    The poor section of Connecticut
    I am running 10.2.8. I was looking through the process listings in my Process Viewer because my apps kept freezing on me and I wanted to see what was causing it. I saw a rather odd process. For the name there was a "0" that quickly changed to a symbol that looked like this "~" only vertical. It then quickly changed to a "0" again. For the % of CPU it said 430. For % of memory it said 340. Then all of a sudden it disappeared. After that my iBook ran fine, no app-freezing. What on earth is this? Is it something I should be concerned about or is this normal?
    P.S. I also forgot...for "user" it said "???".
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    The Jagwire™ Process viewer was broken like that. Maybe try top next time (i there is a next time) to see if you can get an ungarbled reading? If the entry hangs around long enough that you can see the PID (assuming you get a real one listed), maybe you can find it under another name before it quits.

    Lots of stuff can hang 10.2 like that, iSync was a "favorite" here.

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