Since installing macOS 10.12 I noticed a flood of messages from deleted in the logs. I haven't been able to find any information about this daemon. Could anyone enlighten me what this does?

  • Just a heads up, this issue was fixed in the beta release of 10.12.1 (16B2338c). deleted still shows up every now and then, but it doesn't consume as much as a core anymore (from 25% to around 0.4% for me). – perhapsmaybeharry Oct 8 '16 at 4:13

deleted is the process for CacheDelete, which is used to purge caches on disk. Looking in /System/Library/CacheDelete/ you can see what services are registered as a client.

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For me, this problem was being caused by problems with iStat Menus on macOS Sierra 10.12.0. There seems to be a bug which causes issues with the deleted process. Once I uninstalled iStat Menus the problem ceased. enter image description here

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    Agree iStatMenus is the cause. It is sufficient to turn off the Disks section. Reported this as a fault some weeks ago, but no sign of a fix. – Gilby Oct 4 '16 at 21:32
  • This is still a problem on 10.12.1, and turning off the disks section didn't help in my case, in fact turning off all sections didn't help, I had to uninstall. I hope it gets fixed soon, I love iStat Menus, I don't know why they didn't build something similar into macOS. – sup Nov 1 '16 at 20:16
  • Well this is very odd. They've updated their build of 5.20 without actually changing the version number. You can't update to it directly, you have to uninstall and then redownload from their website. Anyway, seems to fix the deleted logging problem (though oddly the 5.30 beta didn't). linked here – sup Nov 1 '16 at 21:19
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    How did you track it down to iStatMenus? – STO Apr 15 at 19:36
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    I've started seeing huge CPU usage by deleted, but I don't have iStat Menus, how did you work out that was the cause? – Drarok May 7 at 19:39

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