SH Process?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Habusho, May 12, 2009.

  1. Habusho macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2006
    So I've been noticing the fans on my MBP were starting to run pretty hard today which never happens. I checked the activity monitor and I have a process called SH (127) that was eating up like 12-15% of CPU. Does anybody know what this process is? Why is it taking so much CPU horsepower?

  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    I found this article that makes mention of a "sh process" though it's hard to say how relevant it may be to your situation. The discussion is very techy so you may not be able to make use of it.
  3. Steeph28 macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2005
    The "sh" process refers to the UNIX shell. In this case it is basically an interface that executes background commands read from input and/or a file. It is possible that while performing these actions the process became hung. Try killing it in the activity monitor or restarting your computer. Unfortunately I cannot provide much more help without being able to take a look at your computer. That being said, I don't think it's something you should be too worried about unless it continues to occur.

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