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I've been noticing issues with my memory. Activity monitor shows the 'printtool' process to be taking up a huge chunk of RAM. Right now it's at 800+ MB, for no good reason. (I'm not printing anything.) The process takes up more and more RAM until I kill it. Killing it works temporarily, but it always comes back. I'm looking for a permanent solution.


The parent process is launchd, and this process will run indefinitely until I stop it. I've seen it exceed 1GB of memory before. I've got 4GB in total, Macbook Pro late 2008. I've seen the problem in Snow Leopard as well as in Lion, though it did seem to go away for a while before cropping up again recently.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
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