Syslog consuming 80 - 90 % of CPU

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

  1. concordal macrumors newbie

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    Hello.

    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!
    :confused:
     
  2. throAU macrumors 601

    throAU

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    Find out which logfile is growing, and look into the problem that is being logged.
     
  3. concordal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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