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How to get memory consumption attributes of a processes in the shell/Terminal as per columns in Activity Monitor?

I have a process that I need to monitor somewhat frequently for growth due to it having a slow leak and the developer being quite unresponsive. (Not important, but since folks ask: This utility is ...
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High memory pressure on M1 MacBook Pro running Monterey 12.1, possible memory leak?

I remember in the first few months the memory pressure never hits red. the lldb started spiking to 2GB+ after I left the mac on sleep while Xcode was open, could that be the reason? Stutters happen ...
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macOS Monterey – Control Centre memory leak

is there any solution for the macOS Monterey memory leak? At least since 12.2 the Notification Center process consumes memory and more memory over time, requiring even ≥4 GBs after a few hours of ...
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Automator.app "Watch me do" loop gets slower and slower

I have been using Automator to run "Watch Me Do" loop to click places repeatedly for tedious tasks. The loop works perfectly, but the longer the loop runs for over time the mouse movement ...
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suggestd taking too much memory overnight on 10.14 Mojave

It's not the first time my Macbook wakes up and I find it very slow because suggestd took 6-10 Gb of memory out of 16. Only kill -9 helps. I have the latest 10.14.6 Mojave. I am not willing to ...
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Is there an existing hack to play audio on someone’s iphone as a prank?

I have this old iPhone 5c which I believe isn’t supported anymore, doesn’t get updates, leaving it’s security vulnerable, I imagine. This morning while browsing a distorted voice came from the 5c. It ...
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“Your system has run out of application memory.” Springboard leak? [duplicate]

I have a problem with system run out of application memory last days. All my applications are frozen after the system message, and the only way to work again is to make a cold reboot with button. I ...
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Safari (10.0.3) memory leak

Noticed today, Safari occasionally starts eating up memory until it reaches tens of gigabytes of memory used and freezes the whole system. Both cases when this happened, the trigger was starting ...
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Xcode: where is the option?

In this instructions Apple references "Instruments". However, I don't see them in my Xcode install (version 5.1.1 for OSX 10.8). Do I need to install something? Or its not available on that version?
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Is 10.10.5 more stable than 10.10.0?

Straight to the point. I am using Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) and have stayed on it mainly due to overall system stability. I don’t want to reboot or deal with crashes from Mac OS X or a Linux ...
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Why does leaked memory appear malloced to kernel_task, and why can't OS X therefore garbage collect it

I have previously been told that a sign that some application has a memory leak is that kernel_task has a large memory footprint, commonly on the order of gigabytes. If an awry kext was causing this ...
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Mac OS X 10.10.3 running out of disk space after sleep / Potential memory leak?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 13" (Late 2013) with 16 GB RAM/512 GB SSD running Mac OS X 10.10.3. There are 20 GB free space on the SSD according to the Finder. Despite the relatively huge amount of ...
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How to find memory leaking apps in OSX 10.6.8?

I have an old 2008 MacBook with 4GB of memory. (Memory from About this Mac, everymac.com gave me a different number.) I know it's old, but it almost seems like it's slower than it should be. I have a ...
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How to solve Yosemite massive memory leak?

I am experiencing a massive memory leak in Mac OS X 10.10.2 (14C2513). I have 16 GB of RAM and the used memory rise to circa 15 GB in ~3 hours. Top applications usage is relatively low, circa 200 MB ...
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Performance issues, can I recover memory?

In the past month I am having some serious performance issues with my MacBook Pro (2008 model). From the activity monitor, I get that the CPU usage is low (25%), disk usage is low (256 GB SSD drive, ...
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Where is the unavailable disk space?

I recently uninstalled a 120 GB windows 7 (installed and uninstalled via boot camp) on my Mac mini machine. I suspect that part of the disk space used in that installation has been made unavailable. ...
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Latest OS X 10.8.3 Memory Leak [closed]

I have 8Gb memory installed. When I quit all of my programs i have free 500Mb. After purge command this value increased to 700Mb. Where is my 8Gb? It is marked as WIRED... Reboot helps but only for 1 ...
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iTunes uses over 1.5GB of memory

I use an old (2007) Mac Mini (10.7.5) to serve iTunes (11.0.2) and recently it has started using a lot of memory. It has never been what you would call efficient in terms of memory allocation, but 1.5+...
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Microsoft Outlook 2011 memory leak

Can anyone tell me why Outlook is using between 650Mb and 1.2Gb of memory? I've googled but can't find anything. Outlook isn't crashing (Seems to be the main problem others are having) but my whole ...
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Memory leak in Message after a sleep

I am acually running Mac OSX 10.8.2 on a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 @ 4 Go (1600 MHz) DDR3. I am using Apple Message apps for synchronizing my SMS with my computer. The problem is that everytime my ...
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How to find out which process eats up memory?

My MacBook Pro has 8G RAM. Recently memory leak offen happened. Page outs and swap used kept increasing. The last time it used ~8G swap space. But in Activity Monitor, I can't find any process has a ...
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How to identify CPU and memory usage per process on iPhone?

There are many common apps available to show total system RAM usage and free. However, my understanding is only a jailbroken phone has access to the APIs to access PER PROCESS memory usage on iOS. ...
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Valgrind Alternative for Mountain Lion

Unfortunately, Valgrind does not support OS X 10.8 yet. After some Googling, I came across some forum posts where people were able to get it to compile and "almost" link. Does anyone know of any good ...
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When will Finder use large amount of memory?

Sometimes I see the iMac with 4GB of RAM having a few MB of swap file only, and after I left for a few hours and come back, the swap file is 2.7GB. Looking into the Activities Monitor, the Finder is ...
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Safari - Top Sites disappears after another app went rogue

A few days ago an app went rogue and leaked memory taking up all 4gb of RAM and more than 8gb of page file space. The result was a machine which was unusable and took about 20 minutes to (eventually) ...
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