Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 7:06 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Sure, it has happened again, 4 threads running wild in kernel_task.
There is nothing in Console about smb. Some random messages are:
03/04/13 11:35:55.000 kernel: aio_queue_async_request(): too many in flight for proc: 16.
03/04/13 11:29:11.206 sandboxd: () mdworker(80409) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
03/04/13 11:19:48.000 kernel: CODE SIGNING: cs_invalid_page(0x1000): p=80366[GoogleSoftwareUp] clearing CS_VALID
Nothing that looks particularly interesting.
Nothing encrypted on disks, and nothing wrong with hardware. Reboot will always fix it, and it comes back ~3 weeks later.
Uptime at the moment is just 35 days.
It is a MacPro, not a laptop.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 8:12 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Sure, I can quit both of them if you want, doesnt change things once kernel_task has freaked out. I can also tell you that it happens without VirtualBox running. I write kernel kexts, so I use a VM to test them.
But, it would be harder to prove without viscocity since it is my Internet access.
dtrace of kernel_task has not led me to believe either is involved though.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 8:34 PM (in response to lundman)
I have never seen the problem you describe on any of my Macs running ML. And you haven't made a report to Apple by posting here. If you feel you've found a bug, report it on the developer site. But unless you can specify a way to reproduce on a clean installation of OS X, without third-party kernel extensions, you'll be wasting your time.