Saw a process called 'ReportCrash' in my activity monitor: should I reboot?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by doxavita, May 4, 2011.

  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    Checking my activity monitor yesterday, I saw a process called 'ReportCrash' for a few seconds and then it dissapeared.
    Should I reboot my Mac when I see that?

    My Mac is running properly right now, and I have yet to notice any crash, slowdown or glitch in a running app at all.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    My advice is if you are not tech savvy enough to understand the activity monitor don't look at it. If you're not tech savvy enough to check your RAM usage, don't check it. If you're not savvy enough to understand x, then don't worry about x.
     
  4. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, had this issue happen again just now. I'm using Firefox 4.0.1.
    I was watching the new OS X Lion video Apple released today. When the video finishes playing, the beach ball icon shows up for a few seconds and then the ReportCrash process loads and goes away after a few seconds. Would this count as a crash?
     
  5. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    What about y?
     
  6. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Saw the exact same video on my other Mac (iMac), and this did not happen at all. What's going on?
     

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