What is 'System Events'. CPU hog!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jecapaga, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. jecapaga macrumors 601

    jecapaga

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    #1
    Should I be alarmed? MBP running a bit sluggish and in Activity monitor I notice that every 5 seconds or so 'System Events' is running between 5% to 60% of the CPU. What can I do to fix this?
     
  2. dfsaund macrumors newbie

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    just force quit it.

    I've force-quitted this process a couple times with no obvious impact to normal operations. If you don't regularly view the event log, then you won't really care.
    It seems that is process goes into a death spiral when rebooting after a kernel crash (gray screen of death).


    Once killed, everything was good again.
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    On behalf of the OP, thanks for the answer...13 months late.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    better late than never, grumpy-bear. :)

    And no, that % CPU usage is not normal.
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    #5

    I said thank you.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #6
    Touché!
     

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