What is SFLicontool

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MacHiavelli, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. MacHiavelli macrumors 6502a

    MacHiavelli

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    Hi

    Have searched on the net without luck for this already.

    My 2008 MBP running 10.7.2 (Lion) was getting very hot, so I checked the activity monitor and noticed that SFLicontool was using 99% of the CPU, had 2178 threads running, and gobbling up 2.84 GB of memory.

    I tried to quit the process from the activity monitor, but it couldn't stop SFLicontool from running.

    I tried to turn the MBP off, but it refused to shut down - I eventually had to pull the power.

    Has now rebooted and there is no sign of SFLicontool in the activity monitor.

    Anyone know what it is?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    There are several threads about this on the apple forums. Start with a google search for "sflicontool mac"
     
  3. MacHiavelli thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MacHiavelli

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    Thanks for that.

    I tried all of those this morning before coming to MacRumors - unfortunately none of them identify exactly what sflicontool is and what it is doing.
     
  4. MacHiavelli thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MacHiavelli

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    Just had this problem again: SFLicontool taking up 3gb of memory and 99.9% of CPU!!!

    Anyone know what it is? Icon related, presumably, but what is it doing using up so many resources?
     

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