I have 3 macs that all produce this error repeatedly in the console, and I cant figure out the root cause of it. It leads to various system stalls and memory issues.

(Currently troubleshooting on Yosemite 10.10.3 on a 2011 imac, 8 mb of RAM.)

5/6/15 11:21:31.433 AM com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (com.apple.xpc.launchd.domain.user.502) Service "com.apple.xpc.launchd.oneshot.0x10000038.AppleSpell" tried to hijack endpoint "it (Apple)_OpenStep" from owner: com.apple.xpc.launchd.oneshot.0x10000004.AppleSpell

Ive read through various forums, some suggest its a hard drive failure, but all tests have shown my drive is totally fine, and because its a problem occuring across 3 different machines, I doubt its a HD issue.

From what I understand, this is created by the systems system wide-spell check system. This error hits the hardest when I have any mail applications open (mail, outlook, airmail, etc).

Has anyone discovered a fix to nip this issue in the bud? Id like to avoid disabling it completely - but if it comes to that, is there a way to do so? Ive already disabled the option within Yosmites PrefPane.

Any help would be vastly appreciated. I miss having my sanity.


Let’s dig into the stalls and memory errors directly as this message cleared up for me on updating the OS. Any chance you would like to make a follow up question, just link in the comments below and I’ll gladly have a look.

There are more than one libraries, and you’re calling the older one and not the newer one, so this is just a versioning issue that happens from time to time AFAIK.

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