11 Replies Latest reply: Aug 1, 2011 6:16 PM by alexyorke
markfromalicante Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

very slow performance.

 

went to terminal, did the top command, and got following results (mind you, ONLY have Safari and of course Terminal open):

 

 

 

Processes: 96 total, 4 running, 9 stuck, 83 sleeping, 419 threads      19:07:17

Load Avg: 1.99, 1.81, 1.59  CPU usage: 2.36% user, 5.21% sys, 92.41% idle

SharedLibs: 1660K resident, 0B data, 0B linkedit.

MemRegions: 15947 total, 2662M resident, 47M private, 209M shared.

PhysMem: 695M wired, 2175M active, 1083M inactive, 3953M used, 13M free.

VM: 250G vsize, 1093M framework vsize, 699065(68) pageins, 1724738(881) pageouts

Networks: packets: 70104/55M in, 66648/10M out.

Disks: 966630/9347M read, 327765/18G written.

 

 

PID   COMMAND      %CPU  TIME     #TH  #WQ  #POR #MREG RPRVT  RSHRD  RSIZE

4058  top          5.2   00:03.32 1/1  0    28   29    912K   216K   1620K

4055  bash         0.0   00:00.02 1    0    20   23    356K   216K   1112K

4052  CVMCompiler  0.0   00:00.30 1    0    30   69    7780K  220K   16M

4051  login        0.0   00:00.08 2    1    33   63    928K   216K   2184K

4049  Terminal     0.3   00:01.34 7    3    128+ 164+  7580K+ 13M    15M+

4042  ocspd        0.0   00:00.02 1    0    26   33    420K+  276K   1376K+

4041  WebProcess   0.0   00:04.35 7    3    119  201   16M-   10M    26M-

4039  Safari       1.1   00:09.44 12   3    193  413   47M-   20M    81M-

3958  spindump_age 0.0   00:00.02 2    2    38   55    356K   220K   1100K

3956  spindump     1.3   00:42.93 16/1 13   228  145   46M+   15M    53M+

3953  aosnotifyd   0.0   00:00.18 3    1    53   279   2064K  3532K  6156K

3939  AddressBookM 6.8   06:59.11 4    1    68   4067+ 2131M- 3308K  1554M-

3895  lsboxd       0.0   00:00.06 2    2    49   69    1156K  6820K  3292K

3031  cookied      0.0   00:01.36 2    1    42   82    2028K  268K   3

 

 

 

 

every minute or so the computer blocks, every 3 or 4 hours I have to restart etc.

any suggestions?

  • alexyorke Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Do you have any third party software running?  How much HDD space digit have left?  Looking at the snippet you posted the amount of free memory on your machine is 13mb, which isn't a hole lot.  You may have something lee installed like a utility of sone sorts that doesn't have a dock icon.  Having very low HDD space can also effect th virtual ram and paging.  You might try verifying your startup disk or repairing permissions.

  • markfromalicante Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok where do we start  :-)

     

    150gB free on hard disk - so should not be the problem

    verifying and repairing permissions did

     

    checked activity monitor and nothing else or nothing important seems to be running.

     

    is there somewhere some software that could make the check for me? Have Hzel running, have regular clean ups with cleanmymac etc.

     

    It seems something that really started with installing Lion - sometimes there was the usual delay in running a program, maybe once a few days, now it is really every few hours.

  • alexyorke Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    What you can do is open activity monitor (again) and click on one of the column that says "real memory" at the top where the processes are listed.  There is a drop down menu at the top of the window that might say "My processes".  Switch it to all processes.  At the top it should display the process that is using the most system memory.  If it has a reading of kilobytes, click on real memory again.

     

    I noticed from the snippet that you are quite low on memory.  Post the name of the process that appears at the top of the list, because it might be a third party process, or an apple application such as Safari or iPhoto. 

  • markfromalicante Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    just opened so now have 1.85Gb free - it tends to use memory later on, withint the hour or two.

     

    after doing as you say, the highest activity memory eater in activity monitor comes up as ...

    kernel_task with about 500 mb ...

     

     

    will come back later today ...

    Mark

  • markfromalicante Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    at mom

     

     

    0           kernel_task          root          1,2          76                                   428,1 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    701           Mail          me          0,0          9                                             217,8 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    683           java          root          0,1          30                                    129,4 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    798           Safari Web Content          me          0,1          6                         127,8 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    796           Safari          me          0,0          11                                             92,1 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    165           WindowServer          _windowserver          1,6          7               79,4 MB          Intel (64 bit)

  • markfromalicante Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    well, didn t take long to slow down    :-(

    note: neither am I using addressbook nor am I updating my mobilme account at the moment, but get following

     

     

     

    847           AddressBookMobileMeSharingAgent          me          40,1          4          1,26 GB          Intel (64 bit)

    798           Safari Web Content          me          0,0          8          350,5 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    0           kernel_task          root          5,8          76          341,0 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    701           Mail          me          101,6          12          275,1 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    796           Safari          me          0,0          16          115,8 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    683           java          root          0,1          31          115,4 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    67           mds          root          0,0          7          45,2 MB          Intel (64 bit)

  • markfromalicante Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok, stopped syncing in System preferences and even (horror) deleted the file which reappeared in seconds.

     

    now waiting to see if stopping the syncing helps - though computer is now working a bit better, the info on Activity Monitor would indicate it is not a real improvement

     

     

    473           AddressBookMobileMeSharingAgent          me          1,4          4          1.020,0 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    312           helpd          me          0,4          65          358,9 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    0           kernel_task          root          1,1          76          336,6 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    459           Mail          me          0,4          9          276,2 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    194           java          root          0,1          30          162,4 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    405           Safari          me          0,5          12          120,0 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    407           Safari Web Content          me          0,2          7          100,3 MB          Intel (64 bit)

    195           WindowServer          _windowserver          0,5          7          64,4 MB          Intel (64 bit)

  • markfromalicante Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think I' ve solved it - but without help on this forum never would have been able to!

     

    some time ago I downloaded a little program to connect my addressbook to facebook. never really worked, so gave up on it. BUT it seems that with Lion installed, it sort of went working on its own, consuming vast amounts of memory ... not reidiculous since have some 12000 people in my address book and some 4800 in facebook.

     

    deleting them (using cleanmymac and hazel - both of them) seems to have solved the matter and the strange file has disappeared.

     

    again, many thanks for the information

    mark

  • alexyorke Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    What was the application that caused the issue?  Because I have lion and an application that does what you're saying-I don't want to have the same issue!

     

    Glad I could help with the issue that you were currently experiencing.

  • markfromalicante Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    can t remember the name, the logo in the dock was green with fb on it. my advice: get rid of it!

    problem is now solved completely, have no further memory problems and my macbook pro works nicely  :-)

  • alexyorke Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I have the same application!  I'll send a problem report to th developer.