Security issue?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DianeK, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. DianeK macrumors regular

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    Brought my computer home from repair. Had Console open when my time machine backup started. This is the first time I have seen these strings in Console. Are these of any concern? Does anyone know what macx_swapon refers to? Or HI_WAT_ALERT?
     

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  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    It looks like this relates to memory allocation. There's certainly nothing sinister there.
     
  3. DianeK thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for taking the time to reassure me:)
    Diane
     
  4. samh macrumors 6502

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    "Paging" has to do with copying memory from your RAM to your hard drive, into a Swap file (where memory pages can be swapped between RAM and hard drive). This is part of the virtual memory system.

    So Mac OS is just alerting you to status changes in the virtual memory sytem. You're OK. :)
     
  5. DianeK thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. This is what happens when an amateur goes poking around in Console :eek:
     

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