03 November 2013

That Was Exciting

My machine, a MacBook Pro, 15" (mid 2007) running OSX 10.6.8 was suddenly running over 80˚ C and the fans were pegged a 6001 rpm.

Activity Monitor said that 'syslogd' was running 100% CPU and 'launchd' was cranking at 43-60%.

A reboot changed nothing!

I freak and hit Bing for an explanation.

It seems that this is a well documented 10.6 issue.  Twice a year at the time change, if you have the clock in the menu bar, you get a 20-40 minutes of massive error logging.

It unfucks itself, but I'd never seen it happen before.

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