I have an old Mac, where if an App take some time to load (slow HD), the
spindump kicks in, completely disabling the machine for close to 10 minutes.
There is one post on the web warning that killing
spindump can cause some corruption, so, better safe then sorry.
Would be great if there was a way to not run
spindump on specific Apps, or give them more time before declaring them as 'unresponsive', but I doubt there is.
Is it safe to just kill the process? Is there a safer way (like asking its parent to to so)?
Seems that the same App that triggered the
spindump, no longer does so. It still takes the same time to load, but that no longer triggers
If you're in a similar situation, it does quiet down eventually (as apposed to launch on every stall). It has happened about 3-4 times (one for each spinning ball), each time it took around 3-8 minutes to calm down and release the RAM.