So MANY processes running in Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tivoboy, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    My machine was doing a lot of disk activity this morning, TM was off and nothing has change since yesterday, so I check Activity Monitor which I often do.

    There were more than 80 processes running on it. I have never SEEN that many running at one time. What are they all doing?
     

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  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    there were all there before as well, lol, don't be scared, its all the same on all OSes.
     
  3. tivoboy thread starter macrumors 68030

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    don't remember

    I just don't remember having to scroll through THREE pages of processes before. I am pretty much a memory freak, and so much of this little junk just wasn't there. I'll try to pull some screen shots and process analysis from Tiger.
     
  4. vohdoun macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps your memory doesn't serve you well, by default it only lists *My Processes*.

    74 to 80/85 was about normal for me on Tiger, which is about the same on Leopard. I've still got more software to install though.
     
  5. lofight macrumors 68000

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    i have now 30 or 40 running, but i can't go much higher since my ram is only 512MB
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    did you ever consider that Tiger may just hides some processes from you?:)
     

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