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MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) macOS Mojave 10.14.3 (18D109)

Profiling a little bit my system I found that the activity Monitor is showing a huge amount of processes what I am not even aware of. There are no clear problems crystallised, but I want to be preventive. I have a feeling that something is going wrong. Is it normal or is it a bug? What is the right method to approach this?

95% of the listings were definitely not triggered by me. And this are only three of the screenshot of about 10-15 I could make one two three

  • Who is SergeyGerodes ? is that you? Most processes come from that User. – Ruskes Feb 26 at 9:09
  • @Buscar웃 yes, thats me. And thats the only user on my mac – Predicate Feb 26 at 9:12
  • WhatI want to be aware of - is it normaltohave so much processes running? – Predicate Feb 26 at 9:13
  • Yes. It is normal. – IconDaemon Feb 26 at 13:01
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MacOS launches many processes to do all the jobs that it needs to do. The number of process "triggered by you" is a small proportion of the total.

In general, if there isn't a "problem" -- such as one process using up all your memory or CPU resources, or a general sluggishness -- then I would assume all is well. Your memory usage certainly seems to be well within acceptable limits. (Low, green memory pressure, little Swap.)

You do have a lot of mdworker_shared processes. Processes starting with "md" usually belong to Spotlight. Sometimes Spotlight can work hard, indexing your disk, and launching several processes to do this. You should let this continue.
The MTLCompilerService processes are Metal support services, used by apps that leverage Apple's Metal graphics framework.

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