syspolicyd is consistently using ~20% CPU and consuming lots of power. Tracing it with sudo fs_usage "$(pgrep syspolicyd)" reveals that it's repeatedly scanning the same dozen or so Steam apps in my ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common directory.

Is there any way to convince it to be less aggressive about scanning, or remind it that it's already scanned these locations? Or at least get it to tell me why it's doing this without resorting to dtrace tooling?

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    Have you read this article: organizingcreativity.com/2020/12/… – X_841 Dec 23 '20 at 19:35
  • Thanks for the reference. It's really just describing the same problem, and doesn't have a solution, though. – Glyph Dec 25 '20 at 13:08

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