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Question: iMac disk constant crunching

My iMac drive constantly is crunching like it is always doing a backup. When snoop is open in a terminal window you see a constant scroll of:


"dtrace error on enabled probe ID5 (ID 158:syscall::open:return): invalid user access in action #11 at DIF offset 24"


If I close Safari (only app running) the error scroll eventually slows. Does anyone know what is happening here? and how to stop it. It negatively impacts performance of my mac as often when the drive is crunching i end up with a nicely colored spinning wheel.


I am running on an iMac mid 2011 with a 3.4 GHZ processor and 4 GB memory. I have Sierra version 10.12.6 but have had this problem with earlier versions of OS as well.


Thanks!

Jane

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Mar 9, 2018 7:47 PM in response to Jane Mullins In response to Jane Mullins

I don't understand what you mean by crunching.


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Mar 10, 2018 9:26 AM in response to Eric Root In response to Eric Root

I mean disk thrashing if this is more descriptive. I am reluctant to put an app on my system from an unknown source if you know what I mean. Here is a screen shot of the snoop:


Last login: Fri Mar 9 18:38:01 on ttys001

rich-schneiders-iMac-6:~ richschneider$

[Restored Mar 10, 2018, 9:17:13 AM]

Last login: Fri Mar 9 18:56:33 on ttys000

rich-schneiders-iMac-6:~ richschneider$ sudo opensnoop

Password:

dtrace: system integrity protection is on, some features will not be available


UID PID COMM FD PATH

501 362 HP Device Monito 24 /Library/Printers/hp/Frameworks/HPDM.framework/Versions/5.0/PlugIns

dtrace: error on enabled probe ID 5 (ID 158: syscall::open:return): invalid user access in action #11 at DIF offset 24

dtrace: error on enabled probe ID 5 (ID 158: syscall::open:return): invalid user access in action #11 at DIF offset 24

dtrace: error on enabled probe ID 5 (ID 158: syscall::open:return): invalid user access in action #11 at DIF offset 24

dtrace: error on enabled probe ID 5 (ID 158: syscall::open:return): invalid user access in action #11 at DIF offset 24

dtrace: error on enabled probe ID 5 (ID 158: syscall::open:return): invalid user access in action #11 at DIF offset 24

dtrace: error on enabled probe ID 5 (ID 158: syscall::open:return): invalid user access in action #11 at DIF offset 24

dtrace: error on enabled probe ID 5 (ID 158: syscall::open:return): invalid user access in action #11 at DIF offset 24

dtrace: error on enabled probe ID 5 (ID 158: syscall::open:return): invalid user access in action #11 at DIF offset 24

dtrace: error on enabled probe ID 5 (ID 158: syscall::open:return): invalid user access in action #11 at DIF offset 24

dtrace: error on enabled probe ID 5 (ID 158: syscall::open:return): invalid user access in action #11 at DIF offset 24

dtrace: error on enabled probe ID 5 (ID 158: syscall::open:return): invalid user access in action #11 at DIF offset 24

dtrace: error on enabled probe ID 5 (ID 158: syscall::open:return): invalid user access in action #11 at DIF offset 24

dtrace: error on enabled probe ID 5 (ID 158: syscall::open:return): invalid user access in action #11 at DIF offset 24

Mar 10, 2018 9:26 AM

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