Ubiquity (ubd) has gone crazy!

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by mixel, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. mixel macrumors 65816

    mixel

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A5313e Safari/7534.48.3)

    Since the latest batch of updates ubd has been eating my CPU and ram and making an infinite number of keychain entries (keys and certificates) ubiquity is part of iCloud, but however many of the iCloud services I disable, or if I log out from iCloud completely it still carries on.

    I've followed instructions around the web but for me its been recurring if I reset the keychain or approve the certificates.

    Ill post more details once I'm home, I don't have access to my mac at the moment.

    Has anyone else seen this or dealt with it? Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. serum macrumors newbie

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    Same stupid problem here.

    roughly 12000 keys, and all com.apple.ubiquity.peer, number is increasing with two at the time.

    ubd wants to access it, so that seems to be responsible for this matter
     
  3. mixel thread starter macrumors 65816

    mixel

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    I solved it, but its not fun.

    Installing lion over the top of itself without first reformatting did nothing to solve the problem, nor did setting up a new user account.

    In the end I reformatted, installed Lion from the recovery partition and then in the setup wizard told it to restore documents etc from my Time Machine backup .. Weirdly when I told it from the get go to install from TM it brought up errors, but installing lion first it worked fine.

    It fixed it, but it was pretty nerve-wracking. iCloud working as it should, no mad ubd process anymore. It was getting to a stage where I couldn’t use the computer at all for the CPU usage. I wonder why it started in the first place though!
     
  4. serum macrumors newbie

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    that doesn't sound like fun at all.. :)

    I've got applecare, i could give them a call later today.
     

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