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fumi2014

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May 21, 2014
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I don't know when this started but it's hogging everything. Anyone have any ideas?
Big Sur 11.3.1
Mac mini M1 16GB
 

FactorialN

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Nov 9, 2020
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I have the same issue here. trustd kept running at 99% for at least 4 hours.
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TimmuJapan

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Jul 7, 2020
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If you,

1) boot into recovery and disable SIP through the recovery terminal. The command is:
csrutil disable

2) Boot back into your desktop and drag or put the files referenced in the attachment below into the trash.

3) wait for the files to re-appear and then restart your machine

The problem should be solved.

I did this today on one machine running big sur and one machine running Catalina, and it worked.
It is positively terrible that Apple sends out an OS update with a bug that causes our machines to idle at hotter temperatures than they otherwise should.
 

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Jonas07

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Nov 2, 2020
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Genève, Suisse
Another week another bug, **** Apple, and NO I don’t want to go to console, disable some **** just to make the whole **** work as intended.

It just fail.
Apple 2021.
 

TimmuJapan

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Jul 7, 2020
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The bad news about the trustD bug is that after the fix described above, it may come back after a week or so..... Hopefully, it will be fixed by 11.4 and next round of updates... Kind of sloppy and terrible on Apple's part to let that happen..... But hey, if our computers idle for many months 10 degrees hotter than they should, that it could wear down our hardware a little faster and ultimately cause us to buy a new computer a little faster than we otherwise would....😏. Apple definitely needs to become a 3 trillion dollar company soon to make ends meet in these hard times.
 

TimmuJapan

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Jul 7, 2020
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The fix that I mentioned in post #6 , #7 , and #8 should solve the problem at least for some time. I can’t believe that apple hasn’t worked this out…. I think that they are trying to cook the cpus of their intel macs, so we all have to buy new ones with apple silicon processors.😂
 

K two

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Dec 6, 2018
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After this Mojave SU is the process trustd running amok? Go to Library/Keychains/crls/ Delete the valid.sqlite3 files. When rebooting with a network connection Apple will rebuild the .sqlite files, trustd will peak briefly, then CPU activity will return to normal for good. Those files are in the directory /private/var/protected/trustd/ on Big Sur if also afflicted.
 
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Cehape

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Nov 10, 2014
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I can't delete the files while running Big Sur, because I am missing the rights to do so.
In recovery mode /private/var/protected/trustd has no such files included.
 
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Cehape

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Nov 10, 2014
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Thank you! I should have read your comments more carefully, sorry.
Now it worked, I was able to delete the files and it seems to fix the problem for me!
 
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LeviDavis

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Mar 17, 2015
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I looked on my Mid-2010 High Sierra Mac Pro and there are 4 'trustd' processes running. The one for 'root' is using most of the CPU Time of the four and upon boot up, garnished the highest use of all processes.

There is no system.keychain that I can find anywhere in the library folder.

They are users.... '_locationd, Levi(that's me), root and _spotlight'
 

Jonas07

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Nov 2, 2020
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Genève, Suisse
I looked on my Mid-2010 High Sierra Mac Pro and there are 4 'trustd' processes running. The one for 'root' is using most of the CPU Time of the four and upon boot up, garnished the highest use of all processes.

There is no system.keychain that I can find anywhere in the library folder.

They are users.... '_locationd, Levi(that's me), root and _spotlight'
Buy a windows laptop and be happy, macos is trash rn and it will be worse in next releases.
 
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