2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 16, 2007 6:20 AM by Patrick Sneyers
Roel Smelt Level 1 (0 points)
when starting up iCal my MacBook fan stirres up for a couple of minutes and in Activity Monitor I can see it needs more than 95% CPU. Sometimes also SyncServer kicks in taking also all CPU and even more time.

Is this normal? Or is my ical database corrupted. How can it be that a simple background sync is taking so much CPU?

If this is kinda normal I will switch to Google calendar, to avoid the whining of the MacBook.

Looking forward to your response.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • FeatherWeightStuff Level 1 (0 points)
    I don't always get the whining fan, but once I launch iCal, I can say goodbye to any free system memory. This has been recurring for at least 2 months, and I've been watching Activity Monitor very carefully, and see an absolute connection with iCal and SyncServer. It's very frustrating, 'cause I really want iCal to work, but not at the expense of my (theoretically powerful MacbookPro w/) System memory (2gb).
    At the suggestion of my Apple store's "genius," I exported all my calendars, deleted them from iCal, trashed all iCal cache and metadata folders, plists, etc. I then brought in a few calendars one at a time. I purposely avoided any subscribed ones, and let iCal delete alarms. I ran the computer for a few days with only 3 or 4 calendars, and the behavior was a bit better, but still SyncServer was using LOTS of memory.
    My console logs are showing lots of lines with "Invalid address property:" warnings (w/ referenced to eddresses that are valid); and "WARNING: BestCalendarDateFromString - can't interpret:"
    So, I'm back to wondering: what can I do!?!?!?
    (It is slightly comforting to know that someone else is experiencing similar problems. I only hope someone reads this and has a clue as to what's going on and how to solve it.)
  • Patrick Sneyers Level 1 (10 points)
    Deleting th folder and contents
    ~/Library/Application Support/SyncServices/local
    solved this very issue on a MBP c2d 17'