I upgraded to Mavericks yesterday, and everything seemed to go fine, but today I noticed that my computer was becoming a bit slow. I checked Activity Monitor, and CPU / disk were at normal levels so I ...
I was stunned to discover that Mac OS X kernel can consume 750MB of RAM. A few related questions: Is it a problem if kernel_task is routinely above 130MB on mid 2007 white MacBook? kernel_task using ...
OS X lacks the "Linux-friendly" free or /proc/meminfo. What would be the most reliable and backwards-compatible way of extracting this info: Current free memory, in bytes Going back as far as ...
Does iOS have the capability to execute multiple apps in memory, and enable you to switch between them, restoring the previous state?
This is for buying purposes; i.e. does the kernel schedule the processes and threads belonging to every process, and do the apps save states that can be resumed at the user's discretion? Please fill ...
I've disabled hibernation, and removed the sleep image file. I shutdown my Macbook Pro (15" retina), unticked the box to open windows on restart, and started my MacBook again. As soon as I'd logged on ...
I have the following problem: When I run processes that consume a lot of memory, Mac OS X seems to refuse to release a large portion of the filesystem cache: In fact, instead of letting go of the ~ ...
I'd just like to know what it is that kernel_task is responsible for. Also, what's an acceptable maximum RAM and CPU use for it?
My MacMini, which I bought new around Thanksgiving 2010 from Amazon, has been having quite a few kernel panics. They aren't consistent in any way, but they have become more frequent and now many apps ...