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Sep
17
reviewed No Action Needed Can I bootcamp my mac with only a product key from windows8.1?
Sep
17
reviewed No Action Needed Need to automate copy / paste graphic selection from Preview to Google Doc
Sep
17
reviewed No Action Needed Export iPhone or iPad Backup to an external hard drive
Sep
17
reviewed No Action Needed How to shut of my iphone 4s
Sep
17
reviewed No Action Needed How long should I wait until OS X Installer moves past white screen?
Sep
17
reviewed Reviewed Stop access to the iCloud notes app on a lost iPad, but keep my notes on the iCloud website?
Sep
17
revised Stop access to the iCloud notes app on a lost iPad, but keep my notes on the iCloud website?
Rewrote, trying to keep the meaning the same, but use capital letters and structure the question to make it easier to read.
Sep
17
reviewed No Action Needed MacBook Air 13 (2015) won’t boot after restart after installing Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan GM)
Sep
17
reviewed No Action Needed Website automatically going to mobile version on MacBook Pro (in Chrome, Firefox and Safari)
Sep
16
comment Why have option-<key> shortcuts in text fields started inserting special characters?
Can you give a before-and-after example? Eg what did option-shift-o do previously?
Sep
15
revised Why does leaked memory appear malloced to kernel_task, and why can't OS X therefore garbage collect it
Realised that Preview might be to blame for the bug: added this detail.
Sep
15
revised Why does leaked memory appear malloced to kernel_task, and why can't OS X therefore garbage collect it
Clarified that command sorts by Wired, and added a reference to another similar command.
Sep
15
answered Why does leaked memory appear malloced to kernel_task, and why can't OS X therefore garbage collect it
Sep
15
comment Why does leaked memory appear malloced to kernel_task, and why can't OS X therefore garbage collect it
Thanks! Hold on a sec: I'm just writing an answer that might help.
Sep
15
comment Why does leaked memory appear malloced to kernel_task, and why can't OS X therefore garbage collect it
I'm confused about two things -- could you clarify? 1) I think your diff command is comparing the Size and Wired columns from the kextstat output. I agree that Size is "allocated memory", but I don't think Wired is "expected to be allocated" (man kextstat describes it as "The number of wired bytes of kernel memory that the kext occupies"). 2) Are you seeing the discrepancy between Size and Wired when you have the issue with Preview?
Sep
14
comment Cannot cleanup OS X trash
@zwaldowski @caarlos0 Ok, another idea. If there isn't a cyclic reference, there will be a finite number of confdir-14B--- directories. I believe rm removes directories by going to the most deeply nested directory, removing all files there, then the directory, then ascending up to the next level and onwards to the top. So in the path a/b/c/d, the removal order would be d, c, b, a. In the shell, can you descend to the deepest level using cd, and try this manually? Or perhaps this is due to filesystem corruption as @zwaldowski suggests and backup/restore is the best option...
Sep
13
reviewed No Action Needed Bluetooth and WiFi interfering with one another since Yosemite
Sep
13
reviewed No Action Needed How Do I Remove Duplicate Apps From Launchpad?
Sep
13
reviewed No Action Needed Can you turn off Messages and still get iMessages from others?
Sep
13
reviewed No Action Needed Connection refused when connecting to localhost using apache user directory