High CPU load with High Sierra, involving coreservicesd

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vincent.boudry

10 Oct, 2017 08:31 AM

Bonjour,

Since I updated to High Sierra, PF7.6 (1774) frequenly uses 100% CPU,
either by its own or sharing one processor with coreservicesd (sum of CPU ~100%).
When I close PF, within seconds coreservicesd goes down to a negligible background activity.
This behavior also occurs without any window in PF, and stayed constant in 10.13 and 10.13.1.

The high CPU period varies in length (from a couple of minutes, to much much longer).

Best regards,
Vincent.

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  3. 31 Posted by meoem on 13 Jun, 2018 09:02 PM

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    Same issue here, very high CPU, need to restart Path FInder.
    Like Marco says it may be related to calculate all sizes which is terribly slow even on APFS !!!! Finder is blazing fast! Can this be fixed please?
    PF 8.0.2

  4. 32 Posted by Dave Parsons on 14 Jun, 2018 11:22 AM

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    I am seeing the same issue. Calculate size never completes on APFS volumes.

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  7. 33 Posted by webregnet on 06 Jul, 2018 07:28 AM

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    +1 PF8 8.0.3 makes coreservicesd run at 80%

    Finder with option 'Calculate all size' don't

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  10. 34 Posted by drewscurachio on 13 Aug, 2018 12:17 PM

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    I am running PF 8.1 on High Sierra and experiencing the same problem of high cpu usage. As soon as I kill PF fan shuts off and system returns to normal cpu usage.

  11. Support Staff 35 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 13 Aug, 2018 01:37 PM

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    Hi, 

    Please choose a .txt file, open Preview module preferences (gear button next to its header) and uncheck "Colorize syntax". 

    Also, it may be worth trying to restore defaults for View Settings (cmd+J).
    Make sure to have "Calculate all sizes" unchecked here. 

    Best Regards,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team

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  14. 36 Posted by cocoatech.com on 22 Sep, 2018 05:24 PM

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    Same here. Whilst it may have to do with using "Calculate all sizes", suggesting to turn it off is not all that helpful. This is a feature I need quite often. I kindly ask you to treat this as a bug and eliminate it. Thanks!

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  17. 37 Posted by Jim Leask on 26 Sep, 2018 07:58 PM

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    Is "Calculate all sizes" broken? I had the coreservicesd taking 100% CPU. Turning off Calculate all sizes, then restarting PF seems to make it behave normally.

  18. 38 Posted by ndfan77 on 27 Sep, 2018 03:20 AM

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    After upgrading to Mojave, coreservicesd constantly runs at 95% when Pathfinder 7.6.2 is running, and coreservicesd completely disappears from the high cpu usage task list when Pathfinder is closed.

    Changing "Calculate all sizes" doesn't affect this. Changing the number of open Pathfinder windows doesn't affect this. Seems like Pathfinder 7 has a basic problem with Mojave.

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  21. 39 Posted by vincent.boudry on 23 Oct, 2018 01:49 AM

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    I upgraded to 8.3 hoping it would get better. Just the opposite: I can't even access a single window. FP take 100% CPU and has been irresponsive for ≥20 mins.
    Maybe tomorrow morning?

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  24. 40 Posted by desperex on 06 Nov, 2018 12:15 PM

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    Just got it on 10.14.1 and 8.3.3

  25. 41 Posted by Leon Starr on 06 Nov, 2018 03:34 PM

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    — Leon

    Sent from my iPhone

  26. 42 Posted by tony larsen on 07 Nov, 2018 10:12 AM

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    I have the same problem.
    After updating to Mojave and Pathfinder 8.3.3 the coreservicesd is going crazy.
    Please fix it as it's currently impossible to use Path Finder.
    Btw. the problem does not occur when I use Finder

  27. 43 Posted by Gmail on 07 Nov, 2018 10:19 AM

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    nigel turley

  28. 44 Posted by kelpie on 07 Nov, 2018 10:59 AM

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    Pathfinder 8.3.3 is currently using 14.29Gb on my system, everything crawls to a halt. Reading on here it has obviously been a problem for a while. Why no fix yet? I'm dumping it and using finder from now on.

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  31. 45 Posted by snstevens on 13 Nov, 2018 07:55 PM

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    I have the same issue with PF 7.62 running under MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 (with Supplemental update).

    When I uncheck "Calculate all sizes" for "All Windows" in PF the problem does go away. If you uncheck this box be sure you are applying this setting with the black box on the top row on the LEFT side.

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  34. 46 Posted by urukhai on 01 Dec, 2018 06:50 PM

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    Same problem, same solution. To reiterate for others, the "Calculate all sizes" option is in View-->Show View Options.

    I'm running the latest version of Pathfinder on OS X 10.14.1 Mojave.

    This is definitely a bug.

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