What is kernel_task and why is it using so much RAM

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by TheJing, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. TheJing macrumors 6502a

    TheJing

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    I just noticed that Kernel_task is using 270mb of my RAM.

    What is it and why is it using so much RAM?
     
  2. mobilehavoc macrumors 6502

    mobilehavoc

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    That's the heart of your OS - that's not bad for basically what runs your computer.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_(computing)
     

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