So, for the 4th time now, all process tools on my mac stopped working (top, pgrep, kill, Activity Monitor, etc).

I can't find a pattern nor any log on what's causing it.

When it happens, iTerm freezes and I can't open other terminal apps. I can start a terminal through VisualStudio Code though.

I tried to use ps, top et al to find what is wrong, but the commands never output anything (seems like they "freeze" or something).

Activity Monitor don't show any processes at all.

The only way to "fix" the issue is to reboot, which I dislike (if I where to reboot to fix things I would use windows xp).

So, I don't know what to do or where to look. Has anyone ever seen anything like this? What can I do?


macOS 10.13.2


I didn't have htop opened when the issue happened, so I don't think it is related to the htop question


Just rebooted my mac and I indeed had a tab open with htop running. So it is probably the same thing.



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