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Discussion in 'macOS' started by ccalleri, Aug 23, 2007.
What is kernel_task .. look how much memory is being used. Is this normal?
That's Process 0, effectively it's OS X and it spawns every other process for it.
That's the core of Mac OS X, without it you wouldn't be able to run the OS and it would crash.
is the amount of memory it's using normal? .. what should it range?
Is that picture from a cold boot?
Mine is using 1.07 GB virtual memory on a 2.16 MBP 2 GB RAM and it seems to be running perfectly.
I see process 7429, so no.
correct .. it's NOT a cold boot .. but from what i am gathering it's totally normal! .. thx! ..
however, what is the "window_server" process?
I'm pretty sure that it has something to do with Expose and Dashboard as in it controls the movement of the windows and such.... just a guess.
It's the graphical process of OS X in which the GUI runs off of. For my Mac mini right now, the first 69 processes are before I ever even log in.
You guys will need to realise that OSX is a UNIX system. There are lots of processes just to keep the operating system going! It's a beauty, really. There should be no other operating systems besides UNIX, if you ask me.
I suggest viewing the Activity Monitor in "All Processes, Hierarchically". You can then see what processes spawn others.