Syslog consuming 80 - 90 % of CPU

Discussion in 'macOS' started by concordal, May 28, 2012.

  1. concordal macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2012

    A few days ago my Mac slowed to a crawl. Activity Monitor shows that "syslog" is consuming 80 - 90% of the CPU. Sometimes there are two syslog activities running, both eating up the CPU.

    I'm running OSX 10.6.8 on an iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz with 8Gb memory I've killed th syslog process more than once, but it just re-appears.

    Any suggestions appreciated!
  2. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Find out which logfile is growing, and look into the problem that is being logged.
  3. concordal thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2012
    Solved - Syslog consuming 80 - 90 % of CPU

    Console showed that Geektool was running some weird process:

    " Geeklet 87D91A6C-320A-4A93-90B0-347CDD89720F. Task already running (syslog -F '$Time $M…)"​

    Stopped that and now all is well.

    Many thanks for the suggestion!

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