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  • 15. Re: Lion - Memory Usage Problems
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    Did you keep the Lion DMG installer image?

     

    I would do a clean install of Lion on an external drive and give that a test run or better.

     

    you can use Setup Assistant to pull everything in also.

     

    There can and are some propblems with an OS upgrade.

     

    Safari 5.1 (or wait for 5.1.1) might also have some unknowns.

     

    3rd party extensions and plug-ins can be an issue on some setups.

     

    There are now with latest Safari at least more threads per page, per tab/site, but it isn't acting right either.

     

    A couple how to articles:

     

    how to clone your system for one.

     

    Using Cloning as a Backup Strategy

    Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.1

     

    OS X Lion Install to Different Drive

     

    How to create an OS X Lion installation disc MacFixIt

     

    Migration Assistant Update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard

     

    incompatible with OS X Lion

    RoaringApps Mac OS X Lion Application Compatibility

  • 16. Re: Lion - Memory Usage Problems
    John Kitchen Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)

    mightymilk wrote:

     

    We're talking about Safari using anywhere from 1GB-3GB of RAM. 

    No, I get it.  That sounds like a serious error somewhere.  I have Safari open now with a large number of windows and tabs, and it's using 230 megs under Snow Leopard.

     

    I assume you have taken it up with AppleCare?

  • 17. Re: Lion - Memory Usage Problems
    birender Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have had similar problems with memory with very little on in terms of apps. Is it only me but the printer/scanner search and install process seems to be going haywire with upto 30 hp scanner processes appearing on my activity monitor. Have a look at that if it helps.

    Currently I have a disconnected printer and I am hoping someone will come up with an idea to help.

    Goodluck.

    I think common sense would dictate that you wait at least about a month before you install a new OS but we are all really helping as devs, or divs??? ;-)

  • 18. Re: Lion - Memory Usage Problems
    Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)

    If you go to the Adobe site and download and install Flash, it will look routine, but you'll see a popup that says you're getting a beta version of Flash for 10.7.

     

    This does not come with Lion. You need to install it yourself.

     

    This may help your Safari situation.

  • 19. Re: Lion - Memory Usage Problems
    mightymilk Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    John Kitchen wrote:

     

    mightymilk wrote:

     

    We're talking about Safari using anywhere from 1GB-3GB of RAM. 

    No, I get it.  That sounds like a serious error somewhere.  I have Safari open now with a large number of windows and tabs, and it's using 230 megs under Snow Leopard.

     

    I assume you have taken it up with AppleCare?

     

    Not as of yet, but I've other threads on this forum and macrumors describing the same situation.  If you scroll through the thread even you'll see a few people describing similar issues.  I'll contact Apple Support at some point, though I'm guessing this is an issue that cannot be fixed by me and will need to be addressed later with a Safari update.

  • 20. Re: Lion - Memory Usage Problems
    mightymilk Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Thanks I'll check it out. 

     

    As I said though, Flash for Safari seems to run under it's own Process called:

    Flash Player (Safari Internet Plug-in)

     

    If I look at the Activity Monitor... the Process using up all the RAM is Safari Web Content.  Which is a seperate entity from the processor labeled Safari, but most likely closely related.

    Lanny wrote:

     

    If you go to the Adobe site and download and install Flash, it will look routine, but you'll see a popup that says you're getting a beta version of Flash for 10.7.

     

    This does not come with Lion. You need to install it yourself.

     

    This may help your Safari situation.

  • 21. Re: Lion - Memory Usage Problems
    SingingFriar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My console has several "Spindumps" from WebProcess.  These are really large, and I've only included the very end of them.  Does this make sense to anyone?

     

    Binary Images:

               0 - 0xffffffffffffffff  com.parallels.kext.prl_hypervisor 6.0 12090.660720 (6.0 12090.660720) /Library/Parallels/Parallels Service.app/Contents/Kexts/10.6/prl_hypervisor.kext/Contents/MacOS/prl_hypervis or

        0x200000 -   0x767697  mach_kernel ??? (???) <F8596E5D-0966-3091-AA8D-6E11CA68386F> /mach_kernel

        0xa29000 -   0xa3f89f  com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily 1.7 (1.7) <C4C02FA6-1EB7-4FCB-B54E-9F138E3E7EF6> /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext/Contents/MacOS/IOStorageFamily

       0x1349000 -  0x135829f  com.apple.driver.DiskImages 10.7 (326) <A6491FC8-7C94-44DC-89A5-92A555ED821F> /System/Library/Extensions/IOHDIXController.kext/Contents/MacOS/IOHDIXControlle r

       0x14be000 -  0x14c26db  com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily 2.0.6 (2.0.6) <8EDF6E71-2992-446D-B0DE-C34709918D7C> /System/Library/Extensions/IOAHCIFamily.kext/Contents/MacOS/IOAHCIFamily

       0x14d4000 -  0x14e593b  com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage 2.0.0 (2.0.0) <76155FA6-5E5C-4C42-A6E3-83B731F9C610> /System/Library/Extensions/IOAHCIFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/IOAHCIBlockStorag e.kext/Contents/MacOS/IOAHCIBlockStorage

       0x15b6000 -  0x164f87f  com.apple.GeForce7xxx 7.0.52 (7.0.0) <7B618CD4-B11C-4C6B-B802-8A09BC37BCC2> /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce7xxx.kext/Contents/MacOS/GeForce7xxx

       0x1e9a000 -  0x1eb2ac7  com.apple.driver.AppleRAID 4.0 (4.0.6) <C4D53B44-B90F-49EE-A1EB-502970ED4BDF> /System/Library/Extensions/AppleRAID.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleRAID

       0x1f14000 -  0x1f33fbb  com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement 166.0.0 (166.0.0) <7FDD1708-993D-4BD7-B221-CBB0A3B80F21> /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext/Contents/MacOS/App leIntelCPUPowerManagement

       0x20ee000 -  0x20f231f  com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib 37 (1.0.0d1) <500482FB-7CE1-4FA6-B6C6-3AB060332C5C> /System/Library/Extensions/AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib.kext/Contents/MacOS/Apple FSCompressionTypeZlib

       0x20f6000 -  0x20f9dff  com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless 37 (1.0.0d1) <55C8ED0B-3994-4459-80F4-2B789CA114E8> /System/Library/Extensions/AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless.kext/Contents/MacOS/A ppleFSCompressionTypeDataless

       0x211c000 -  0x212e16f  com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort 2.1.8 (2.1.8) <15F057E2-A0CA-4335-A4E7-D71AE73ACE32> /System/Library/Extensions/AppleAHCIPort.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleAHCIPort

       0x219d000 -  0x21a30df  com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall 3.0.30 (3.0.30) <AFF115FB-26F5-4EFB-88D0-DA27FE3E6625> /System/Library/Extensions/ALF.kext/Contents/MacOS/ALF

      0x5f00b000 - 0x5f00d4ef  com.sophos.kext.sav 7.3.0 (7.3.0) <3F5839E3-5877-486F-9941-AFEF1093CF54> /Library/Sophos Anti-Virus/InterCheck.app/Contents/Resources/Sophos Anti-Virus.kext/Contents/MacOS/Sophos Anti-Virus

     

     

      Kextstat:

    Index Refs Address    Size       Wired      Name (Version) <Linked Against>

        1   76 0x945000   0x5d48     0x5d48     com.apple.kpi.bsd (11.0.0)

        2    6 0x932000   0x35c      0x35c      com.apple.kpi.dsep (11.0.0)

        3  101 0x9e7000   0x1ab7c    0x1ab7c    com.apple.kpi.iokit (11.0.0)

        4  106 0x93c000   0x8e60     0x8e60     com.apple.kpi.libkern (11.0.0)

        5   89 0x933000   0x7f0      0x7f0      com.apple.kpi.mach (11.0.0)

        6   35 0x934000   0x4274     0x4274     com.apple.kpi.private (11.0.0)

        7   48 0x939000   0x2924     0x2924     com.apple.kpi.unsupported (11.0.0)

        8    0 0x94f000   0x25f38    0x25f38    com.apple.kernel.6.0 (7.9.9)

        9    0 0xa02000   0x25f38    0x25f38    com.apple.kernel.bsd (7.9.9)

       10    0 0x9c1000   0x25f38    0x25f38    com.apple.kernel.iokit (7.9.9)

       11    0 0x99b000   0x25f38    0x25f38    com.apple.kernel.libkern (7.9.9)

       12    0 0x975000   0x25f38    0x25f38    com.apple.kernel.mach (7.9.9)

       13   12 0x12ef000  0x7000     0x6000     com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily (1.4) <7 6 4 3>

       14   21 0xb1f000   0x1d000    0x1c000    com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily (2.6.5) <7 6 5 4 3>

       15    2 0x2135000  0x55000    0x54000    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform (1.4) <14 13 7 6 5 4 3 1>

       16    1 0x110a000  0xd000     0xc000     com.apple.driver.AppleKeyStore (28.18) <7 6 5 4 3 1>

       17    9 0xa28000   0x24000    0x23000    com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily (1.7) <7 6 5 4 3 1>

       18    0 0x1348000  0x17000    0x16000    com.apple.driver.DiskImages (326) <17 7 6 5 4 3 1>

       19    0 0x1f13000  0x2a000    0x29000    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement (166.0.0) <7 6 5 4 3 1>

       20    0 0x94b000   0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet (7) <7 6 5 4 2 1>

       21    2 0xac9000   0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.kext.AppleMatch (1.0.0d1) <4 1>

       22    1 0xacd000   0x11000    0x10000    com.apple.security.sandbox (165) <21 7 6 5 4 3 2 1>

       23    0 0xade000   0x7000     0x6000     com.apple.security.quarantine (1) <22 21 7 6 5 4 2 1>

       24    0 0x219c000  0xa000     0x9000     com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall (3.0.30) <7 6 5 4 3 1>

       25    0 0x1f0f000  0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient (166.0.0) <7 6 5 4 3 1>

       26    0 0x2117000  0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC (1.5) <4 3>

       27    1 0x128d000  0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily (1.1) <5 4 3>

       28    0 0x218a000  0x8000     0x7000     com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC (1.4) <27 15 13 5 4 3>

       29    0 0x1e52000  0x5000     0x4000     com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS (1.7) <7 4 3>

       30    0 0x1f44000  0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleHPET (1.6) <13 7 5 4 3>

       31    0 0x1e75000  0x9000     0x8000     com.apple.driver.AppleRTC (1.4) <13 5 4 3 1>

       32    8 0x1117000  0x64000    0x63000    com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily (1.7.0) <16 7 6 5 4 3 2 1>

       33    0 0x2192000  0x6000     0x5000     com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons (1.4) <32 15 13 7 6 5 4 3 1>

       34    1 0x20ff000  0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime (1.5.0) <7 6 5 4 3>

       35   11 0x10ad000  0x4a000    0x49000    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily (4.4.0) <14 7 5 4 3 1>

       36    0 0x118f000  0x14000    0x13000    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI (4.4.0) <35 14 7 5 4 3 1>

       37    0 0x11cd000  0x1f000    0x1e000    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI (4.4.0) <35 14 7 5 4 3 1>

       38    0 0x2103000  0x8000     0x7000     com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM (1.5.0) <34 7 5 4 3>

       39    0 0x1107000  0x3000     0x2000     com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient (4.4.0) <35 7 5 4 3 1>

       40    0 0x11b8000  0x15000    0x14000    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub (4.4.0) <35 5 4 3 1>

       41    4 0x1080000  0x25000    0x24000    com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily (2.0) <7 6 5 4 3 1>

       42    0 0x1328000  0x20000    0x1f000    com.apple.driver.AppleIntel8254XEthernet (2.1.3b1) <41 14 5 4 3 1>

       43    2 0xf9c000   0x17000    0x16000    com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily (2.5.1) <5 4 3 1>

       44    0 0x14b0000  0xd000     0xc000     com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA (2.5.1) <43 14 5 4 3>

       45    2 0x14bd000  0xa000     0x9000     com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily (2.0.6) <5 4 3 1>

       46    0 0x211b000  0x1a000    0x19000    com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort (2.1.8) <45 14 5 4 3 1>

       47    3 0xfdf000   0x6d000    0x6c000    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily (4.4.3) <5 4 3 1>

       48    0 0x138d000  0x37000    0x36000    com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI (4.8.6) <47 14 7 6 5 4 3 1>

       49    0 0x14d3000  0x1b000    0x1a000    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage (2.0.0) <45 17 5 4 3 1>

       50    0 0x1b0c000  0xb000     0xa000     com.apple.BootCache (32) <7 6 5 4 3 1>

       51    0 0x20ed000  0x8000     0x7000     com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib (1.0.0d1) <6 4 3 2 1>

       52    0 0x20f5000  0x6000     0x5000     com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless (1.0.0d1) <7 6 4 3 2 1>

       53    3 0xae5000   0x2b000    0x2a000    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily (3.0.0) <5 4 3 1>

       54    0 0x1494000  0x7000     0x6000     com.apple.iokit.IOATAPIProtocolTransport (3.0.0) <53 43 5 4 3 1>

       55    0 0x1d5a000  0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.XsanFilter (403) <17 5 4 3 1>

       56    0 0x1e99000  0x25000    0x24000    com.apple.driver.AppleRAID (4.0.6) <17 5 4 3>

       57    0 0x12a9000  0x9000     0x8000     com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient (3.0.0) <53 17 5 4 3 1>

       58    3 0x12b2000  0xc000     0xb000     com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily (1.7) <17 5 4 3 1>

       59    2 0x12be000  0xa000     0x9000     com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily (1.6) <58 17 5 4 3 1>

       60    1 0x12c8000  0x8000     0x7000     com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily (1.6) <59 58 17 5 4 3 1>

       61    0 0x12d0000  0x1f000    0x1e000    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice (3.0.0) <60 59 58 53 17 5 4 3 1>

       62    1 0x1183000  0x6000     0x5000     com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite (3.9.0) <35 4 3 1>

       63    0 0x11b3000  0x5000     0x4000     com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub (4.4.0) <62 35 4 3 1>

       67    4 0x13dc000  0x6f000    0x6e000    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily (2.5f17) <7 5 4 3 1>

       68    1 0x1469000  0xe000     0xd000     com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController (2.5f17) <67 35 7 5 4 3>

       69    0 0x1477000  0x5000     0x4000     com.apple.driver.CSRUSBBluetoothHCIController (2.5f17) <68 67 35 5 4 3>

       70    0 0x1381000  0xc000     0xb000     com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP (2.2.3) <47 41 5 4 3 1>

       71    0 0x1f01000  0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleLPC (1.5.1) <14 5 4 3>

       72    1 0x12f6000  0x11000    0x10000    com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily (4.7.0b2) <13 7 6 5 4 3>

       73    2 0x1307000  0xc000     0xb000     com.apple.driver.AppleSMC (3.1.1d2) <13 7 5 4 3>

       74    0 0x1313000  0x15000    0x14000    com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin (4.7.0b2) <73 72 14 13 7 6 5 4 3>

       75    0 0x2198000  0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.Apple_iSight (4.0.1) <47 14 5 4 3 1>

       77    2 0x1f5d000  0xa000     0x9000     com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily (2.1.1f11) <5 4 3 1>

       78    8 0xb48000   0x32000    0x31000    com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily (2.3) <14 7 5 4 3>

       79    1 0x1f6a000  0x1a000    0x19000    com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController (2.1.1f11) <78 77 14 6 5 4 3 1>

       80    0 0x1ed3000  0x7000     0x6000     com.apple.driver.AppleMCEDriver (1.1.9) <13 5 4 3>

       81    2 0x1b22000  0x5000     0x4000     com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib (1.3) <5 4>

       82    4 0x1b27000  0x26000    0x25000    com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily (1.8.3fc11) <81 5 4 3 1>

       83    0 0x1b4d000  0x6000     0x5000     com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver (1.2.0) <82 5 4 3 1>

       84    0 0x1a6a000  0x7000     0x6000     com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X (7.0.0) <73 7 4 3 1>

       87    1 0x1291000  0xc000     0xb000     com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily (10.0.5) <7 6 5 4 3 1>

       88    0 0x145c000  0xd000     0xc000     com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager (2.5f17) <87 7 5 4 3 1>

       89    0 0x127d000  0x10000    0xf000     com.apple.iokit.IOSurface (80.0) <7 5 4 3 1>

       90    0 0x10a5000  0x8000     0x7000     com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet (1.0.0d1) <41 6 5 4 3 1>

       91    1 0x117b000  0x8000     0x7000     com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver (4.4.0) <35 32 5 4 3 1>

       92    0 0x1da8000  0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleUSBDisplays (302.1.2) <91 35 32 5 4 3>

       93    3 0xb7a000   0x11000    0x10000    com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport (2.3) <78 14 7 5 4 3>

       94    2 0xb8b000   0x2f6000   0x2f5000   com.apple.NVDAResman.G7xxx (7.0.0) <93 78 14 5 4 3 1>

       95    0 0xe81000   0x10c000   0x10b000   com.apple.nvidia.nv40hal.G7xxx (7.0.0) <94 4 3>

       96    0 0x15b5000  0xd7000    0xd6000    com.apple.GeForce7xxx (7.0.0) <94 93 78 14 7 6 5 4 3 1>

      100    0 0x1b53000  0x6000     0x5000     com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC (1.59) <82 78 14 13 7 5 4 3 1>

      102    1 0x1f84000  0xa4000    0xa3000    com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib (2.1.1f11) <82 81 5 4 3 1>

      103    0 0x2028000  0xc5000    0xc4000    com.apple.driver.AppleHDA (2.1.1f11) <102 93 82 79 78 77 6 5 4 3 1>

      105    0 0x1eda000  0xd000     0xc000     com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl (1.0.24) <78 14 7 5 4 3 1>

      106    0 0x1dac000  0x7000     0x6000     com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient (3.5.9) <78 14 13 7 5 4 3 1>

      107    2 0xa87000   0x5000     0x4000     com.apple.kext.triggers (1.0) <7 6 5 4 3 1>

      108    0 0x1b17000  0xb000     0xa000     com.apple.filesystems.autofs (3.0) <107 7 6 5 4 3 1>

      109    0 0x5e777000 0x4a000    0x49000    com.parallels.kext.prl_hypervisor (6.0 12090.660720) <14 13 7 5 4 3 1>

      110    0 0x5e64b000 0x4000     0x3000     com.parallels.kext.prl_hid_hook (6.0 12090.660720) <7 5 4 3 1>

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      113    0 0x5ed85000 0x5000     0x4000     com.parallels.kext.prl_vnic (6.0 12090.660720) <41 5 4 3 1>

      114    2 0x144b000  0x11000    0x10000    com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver (2.5f17) <67 32 5 4 3>

      115    1 0x1ebe000  0xf000     0xe000     com.apple.driver.AppleMultitouchDriver (220.62) <32 5 4 3 1>

      116    0 0x210b000  0xc000     0xb000     com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch (66.3) <115 114 67 32 5 4 3>

      117    1 0x1f54000  0x3000     0x2000     com.apple.driver.AppleHIDKeyboard (152.3) <32 4 3>

      118    0 0x1f5a000  0x3000     0x2000     com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDKeyboard (152.3) <117 114 32 4 3>

      119    0 0x5f00a000 0x5000     0x4000     com.sophos.kext.sav (7.3.0) <5 4 1>

      120    0 0x1f3d000  0x7000     0x6000     com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor (1.9.4d0) <5 4 3>

      121    7 0x71c3b000 0x3e000    0x3d000    com.apple.iokit.AppleProfileFamily (81) <14 7 6 5 4 3 1>

      122    0 0x719fc000 0x9000     0x8000     com.apple.driver.AppleIntelProfile (81) <121 6 4 3>

      123    0 0x71974000 0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleProfileCallstackAction (81) <121 6 5 4 3 1>

      124    0 0x7197e000 0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleProfileKEventAction (81) <121 4 3 1>

      125    0 0x7196b000 0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleProfileReadCounterAction (81) <121 6 4 3>

      126    0 0x7196f000 0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleProfileRegisterStateAction (81) <121 4 3 1>

      127    0 0x71978000 0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleProfileThreadInfoAction (81) <121 6 4 3 1>

      128    0 0x7198b000 0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleProfileTimestampAction (81) <121 5 4 3 1>

      129    0 0xa8c000   0x3d000    0x3c000    com.apple.filesystems.smbfs (1.7.0) <107 7 6 5 4 3 1>

  • 22. Re: Lion - Memory Usage Problems
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    You have Parallels, make sure you have the latest updates to support Lion. same for anything else you have.

     

    Parallels updates ensure virtualization in OS X 10.7 Lion

     

    RoaringApps Mac OS X Lion Application Compatibility

    Lion App Compatibility Table - RoaringApps

     

    (A clean install would help rule out something in Lion, or left behind from 10.6.8)

  • 23. Re: Lion - Memory Usage Problems
    SingingFriar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I updated parallels and rebooted.  While the process is still taking a ton of memory (726MB at the moment), Safari is much more responsive and there haven't been any more entries in the console.  I'll check it out more Monday.

  • 24. Re: Lion - Memory Usage Problems
    Todd Curry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    There is definitely a problem with Safari under lion.  Running NO flash (using click-to-flash), Safari Web Content process will, on my 4GB 2010 MacBook Air, eventually take 650 - 950 MB of Real Memory -- AND consume a constant 98% of CPU (one core).

     

    Quitting Safari helps, but eventually the Safari Web Content process gobbles up your ram, cpu and battery life.  As I write this, I have 8 tabs open, none of them with any flash, so there is NO REASON on this earth that static pages idle in a browser should consume 98% of CPU.  

     

    Apple, please fix Safari!!   Moving to Firefox until they do

  • 25. Re: Lion - Memory Usage Problems
    John Kitchen Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)

    Time to give feedback to Apple

     

    Here's the link - http://www.apple.com/feedback/safari.html

  • 26. Re: Lion - Memory Usage Problems
    Chodite Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Safari is now eating 1.2GB of my RAM. On a brand new Macbook Pro with 4 GB of RAM, Safari is just about un-usable right now.

  • 27. Re: Lion - Memory Usage Problems
    markrarn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I downloaded Lion on my Macbook and ever since, I have had problems with it recognizing my memory. I had 2GB in it, replaced one stick with a 512 and it will come up and run but when I stick a 1GB stick back in it gives me the chime every three seconds and wont boot up and I've tried several sticks. Apple said I might have to get the bios re-flashed, taking it in next friday to see what's going on with this and Lion. 

  • 28. Re: Lion - Memory Usage Problems
    mightymilk Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    This is definitely a memory issue with the new Safari under Lion.  Everyone should write Feedback to Apple and contribute to this thread as well.  This is a serious oversight that should be addressed.

  • 29. Re: Lion - Memory Usage Problems
    sfoguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just went to submit my feedback and Lion 10.7 isn't even an option in the Select Operating System dropdown! Someone is really asleep at the wheel on this one. Whatever Safair Web Content is, it's a total memory hog.

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