Why am I seeing this message every 18 second in my console?: rpc.lockd: can't contact

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  1. oxband macrumors 6502

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    Something's up. I see this every 18 seconds: rpc.lockd: can't contact statd, 100024 RPC: Unknown host

    In addition, in the Activity Monitor, some kernel task is taking up a lot of memory. I just switchd to Lion in the past 5 days so I wonder if that might play a part.
     
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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  3. oxband thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nothing is poping up. i just see it in my console, and sometimes the free memory gets almost close to 0. The green wedge in the memory pie chart is occasionally almost nonexistent.
     
  4. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    hmm i dont see it in mine.
    So its eating up your memory?
     
  5. oxband thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm seeing this message come up too and im thinking they are related:


    kernel: IOSurface: buffer allocation size is zero
     
  6. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    I think this is predominantly a Flash issue. Is it occurring most when you Flash is in operation? If you haven't already, update Flash.
     
  7. oxband thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Flash is updated....Still have the problem....Grr.....
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Is your computer slow or locking up?

    If not, I wouldn't worry.
     
  9. marzer macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried a reboot to see if the condition returns?
     
  10. blatopilot macrumors regular

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    This is happening to many mac users and it does appear to be flash related.

    Depending on your browser you can use a flash blocker and only activate flash when you need it.

    I don't think you need to worry about it, as there are other threads about this with hundreds of pages, and no fix. Flash may affect battery life, but other than that you have to live with it.
     
  11. iforbes macrumors 6502

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    Jeez...I wouldn't want to "live with" an error message popping up every 18 seconds! That's 33 times every ten minutes. That is a major PITA.

    How old is your laptop? Can you bring it to an Apple store to have them look at it?
     
  12. billbillbill macrumors newbie

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    This worked for me

    You could be missing this in /etc/hosts

    127.0.0.1 localhost
     
  13. TommyWillB macrumors newbie

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    Worst advice ever.
     
  14. John Kotches macrumors 6502

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    This is from NFS, most likely coming from automount or from disk utility.

    Lockd and statd are RPC protocols required by NFS.
     
  15. oxband thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so how do i add "127.0.0.1 localhost" to etc/hosts?

    my computer is acting slow these days and im wondering if this can help....
     
  16. John Kotches macrumors 6502

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    From terminal:
    $ grep localhost /etc/hosts

    If nothing returns you need to add it.
    I don't know how CLI savvy you are, there are several ways to add it.
     

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