strange 314.6 MB phantom disk images

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  1. jakeluck, Nov 3, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2013

    jakeluck macrumors newbie

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    I have noticed my mac has a large number of phantom disk images. They both appear in Disk Utility and from the command line. Although I can eject them. After a reboot, within a few hours they will come back. Running the system for a few days can easily accumulate to 150-200 of them. They all appear to be exacty 314.6 MB( 314,572,800 byes). Has any one here experienced such a phenomenon?
     

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  3. jakeluck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Solved!

    It turned out that there was a rogue alias in the .profile. Every time the system spawned a shell it created a ram:// disk via hdiutil.

    what a disappointment, not badbios after all! :rolleyes:
     

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