Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by jwolf6589, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. jwolf6589, Mar 23, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2016

    jwolf6589 macrumors 65816


    Dec 15, 2010
    Right now this is using 76.1 % of my CPU. What is it and what does it do? Thanks
  2. iMarc845, Aug 4, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2016

    iMarc845 macrumors member


    Jul 3, 2008
    Rockland County, NY
    I'm asking the same question: this beastie runs at seemingly random intervals and uses between 85% to 115% of a core. Also, "launchd" often runs at the same time and gloms a similar amount of CPU.

    Since I presume this is a "feature" and not a "bug" (meaning it's supposed to do this), I am looking for an explanation, not a "fix." Many of the existing threads for Yosemite and earlier focus on preventing the process from running. I don't mind that it's using CPU. I'm on a desktop, so battery life is not an issue. I would just like to understand what the OS is doing and why.

    I'd appreciate if someone familiar with OS X internals would give a brief explanation. Thanks!!

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