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Wed Jan 14, 2015, 12:59 AM

Leaky Processes in Mac

I just ran the 'leaks' program:

sudo leaks <process id>

Most processes have leaks, even iCloud. Are all leaks 'bad'?

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Reply Leaky Processes in Mac (Original post)
joesanjose Jan 2015 OP
rampartb Jan 2015 #1
joesanjose Jan 2015 #2
Butchie_T Jan 2015 #3
joesanjose Jan 2015 #4
Butchie_T Jan 2015 #5
joesanjose Jan 2015 #6
Butchie_T Jan 2015 #7
joesanjose Jan 2015 #8
Butchie_T Jan 2015 #9

Response to joesanjose (Original post)

Wed Jan 14, 2015, 01:57 AM

1. ok, so maybe one of your programs is using cache without releasing it?

maybe something to be aware of if you can figure which program is at fault and only loading it as necessary with restarts if the box is seeming slow? i'm blissfully ignorant of mac specific issues.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 14, 2015, 03:20 AM

2. It's almost all of the processes running...

I'm really not seeing performance issues, I was just messing around with processes and noticed the 'leaks' command. What's also interesting about the mac is that is uses as much memory as possible.



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Response to joesanjose (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 14, 2015, 07:16 AM

3. Are you running Yosemite?

That appears to be what it does. Check the actual RAM pressure to get a better indication of what is actually being used verses what has been allocated.

I don't know if you are aware of the following site, but it is where I pick up a lot of understanding of all things MAC.

www.macrumors.com

I'm a MAC noob so much learning curve is still on the way up when it come to MAC OS X. Mavericks as well as Yosemite.

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Response to Butchie_T (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 14, 2015, 07:42 AM

4. mavericks.

Not switching to Yosemite yet. I don't want my build systems to be affected. Seems like apple has taken more liberty in removing things like Java on an upgrade.

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Response to joesanjose (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 14, 2015, 08:58 AM

5. I'm running Mavericks as well

I won't consider upgrading until sometime after I take, and pass, the OS X 10.9 cert tests. I have a mini lab configured so I can get smarter for the tests.

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Response to Butchie_T (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 01:30 AM

6. Just upgraded

big difference. Everything is faster and more stable.

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Response to joesanjose (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 10:51 AM

7. I have a Lacie

1tb external hard drive arriving today. I plan on installing Yosemite on that to see what it looks like.

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Response to Butchie_T (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 04:08 PM

8. Performance

I'd like to hear how the performance is. What port, lightning 1 or 2?

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Response to joesanjose (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 05:13 PM

9. Lightning 1

I have a 2012 Mac MIni. I expect there to be some lag due to the external drive. I'll let you know once I get it installed.

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