Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2013 5:07 PM (in response to Peter Lorraine)
Nice catch.27" i7 iMac SL, MLion, OS X Mavericks (10.9), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2013 4:27 AM (in response to Peter Lorraine)
That did the trick. I was having the same problem. Thanks
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2013 8:07 AM (in response to Peter Lorraine)
I also had this problem and killing the Adobe process got rid of "lsof".
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2013 8:28 AM (in response to Peter Lorraine)
I ran the adobe reader updater tool and once completed this problem has not returned - at least until the next time it wants to update.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2014 10:45 AM (in response to Peter Lorraine)
Where is this "Adobe Reader Updatre Tool?"
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2014 10:01 AM (in response to Peter Lorraine)
Thanks so much! This cleared up a mystery for me too. My laptop seem so much happier now (and cooler).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2014 12:51 PM (in response to HollyGraczyk)
Open Adobe Reader, then Help/Check for updates.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2014 10:11 PM (in response to Peter Lorraine)
The problem with Mavericks is that it's now become like Windows - you need to keep Activity Monitor open to kill wayward processes, you need to continually kill and restart Mail.app, and stuff that used to work for years now fails and crashes.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2014 12:46 PM (in response to Mike Bender)
"become like Windows"
You mean it's become a computer. Like it always has been, without any differences but layout and interface. It's been the same since mac os's inception.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2014 7:25 AM (in response to Peter Lorraine)
Fixed my problem too! Killing adobe updater process addressed this lingering 10% cpu util that was always causing my fans to spin up on my macbook.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2014 8:05 AM (in response to agent00111)
This process is a bad actor. Running the update prevents the updater from restarting in a day or so. Not happy with Adobe. You can run updates by clicking on the icon with the circular arrows in the top right corner or by running Adobe Reader and selecting "check for updates" under the help menu selection.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2014 1:50 PM (in response to Peter Lorraine)
Good Grief. I agree... Nice catch. What a pain in my process! Thank you for sharing the info.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2014 12:46 PM (in response to Peter Lorraine)
This solved my problem too. In fact I didn't even run Acrobat Update explicitly, I just quit Acrobat, and then Update ran automatically and after it was done, lsof went away.
ACROBAT SUPPORT, are you listening? Obviously you have a busy-wait going here, that ***** up a whole CPU just watching for when Acrobat exits. Should fix that...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2014 12:48 PM (in response to Matt Foley)
Wow, I'd like to clarify that I did not use a dirty word in my previous response. The elided word, followed by "up" is a common synonym for "consumes", as in "consumes a whole CPU".