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.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 10 Oct, 2017 08:48 AM

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    Hi Vincent,

    Thanks for reaching out. 

    This issue has already been reported to our developers and will be fixed as soon as possible. If you'd like to assist, you can send us a sample (a snapshot) of Path Finder process in a separate file - this will enable us to analyze what happens with the application. Here's how to get it: 

    1. Open Path Finder and reproduce the problem.
    2. Open Activity Monitor from the /Applications/Utilities folder.
    3. Select Path Finder in the process list. To help making a selection, type "Path Finder" in the Filter field.
    4. Click the Sample Process button in the toolbar - this will open a new window entitled "Sample of Path Finder" and a sample of the process is collected.
    5. Click Save and save the sample file.
    6. Close (Command-W) the Sample window opened in step 2.
    7. Send the sample file saved in step 5 to us.

    Be sure to let us know should you have any further questions. 

    Best Regards,
    Jordan
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  4. 2 Posted by vincent.boudry on 10 Oct, 2017 12:13 PM

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    here are the sample files for Path Finder and coreservicesd.

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 10 Oct, 2017 12:16 PM

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    Hi Vincent, 

    I have forwarded your email to our developers. It may take some time to investigate the details of the issue. 

    Thank you for your samples. 

    
Best Regards,
 Jordan
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  8. 4 Posted by George on 18 Oct, 2017 06:45 PM

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    Same issue here. Really terrible problem. Here are some samples: https://cl.ly/0z17030f3D46

  9. 5 Posted by vincent.boudry on 19 Oct, 2017 10:24 AM

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    For me it was solved by the update of the beta version.
    I now run v7.6.1 (1726) without any problem.

    Vincent.

  10. 6 Posted by George on 19 Oct, 2017 02:03 PM

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    I'm running 7.6.1 (1726) (https://cl.ly/2A1d1e3n2B1n) and it doesn't help whatsoever as the samples above are from this release.

    I also still have sidebar graphical anomalies: https://cl.ly/2V1d292O1G0W

  11. 7 Posted by vincent.boudry on 19 Oct, 2017 03:53 PM

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    tes, I also have these strips in the "places" sub-drawer.

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  14. Support Staff 8 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 20 Oct, 2017 06:54 PM

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your samples. 

    Our developer will have a deeper look into them as soon as possible. 

    We appreciate your cooperation. Sorry that it takes this long. 

    Best Regards,
    Jordan
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  17. 9 Posted by coolcoopers on 21 Oct, 2017 02:48 PM

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    Same problem here. SpinDump and SampleFiles attached. I'm sending several to help with changes over time.

    Secondly, one process associated with PF is "opendirectoryd". I've attached a Sample file showing the contribution this process is making to the problem in this thread - initiated by opening a new directory in PF.

    Also, I've attached a file showing PF persisting as a resource-hungry process AFTER quitting PF.

    Using PF7.6.1 (1726) and macOS 10.13 (17A405).
    PS: Having exact same problem on my iMac running macOS 10.13.1 beta3 (just released Dev)

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  20. 10 Posted by Jim Leask on 30 Oct, 2017 09:29 PM

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    Here is another one. Coreservicesd taking 81% for a while now...

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  23. 11 Posted by babulic on 09 Nov, 2017 04:21 PM

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    I am facing exactly the same problem as described by vincent.boudry.
    macOs 10.13.1
    PF 7.6.2 (1729)
    MacBookPro Retina 15.4' mid 2015 with AMD Radeon R9...
    I always have to Quit PF to get rid of coreservicesd & PF processor hogging.

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  26. 12 Posted by Dylan Miles on 25 Nov, 2017 10:12 AM

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    Hello, I am also having this problem with coreservicesd running at 87%. I have attached my PF sample.

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  29. 13 Posted by barakalanj on 06 Dec, 2017 09:49 PM

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    Hey guys, I just turned PF off. That eliminated the 95% CPU use that it was causing in coreservicesd (the daemon) and its own line item in ActivityMonitor.

    I hope you can resolve this. Very disappointing. I have been sitting here in a very important trial frying eggs on my MB Pro and seeing the power get sucked out of it. It's taken me a bit to figure this out.

    You would have saved me a lot of time if you have given me, along with other customers, the courtesy of an email when you figured out that you and we have this problem.

  30. 14 Posted by dtoub on 06 Dec, 2017 10:18 PM

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    Interestingly, I'm not seeing major CPU upticks with PF, but am seeing significant memory use that, when high enough, pretty much stops my MBP. Right now after moderate use it's sitting at 1.7 GB of RAM, but I've seen it as much as 17 GB. I have 8 GB of physical RAM. As a result, I end up periodically quitting PF.

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  33. 15 Posted by drgabs on 11 Dec, 2017 09:21 AM

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    Can confirm! Been wondering which app was hogging all the resources.
    Anything new to report Cocatech?

  34. 16 Posted by The very sad fo... on 11 Dec, 2017 12:50 PM

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    Same problem here. PathFinder (and Coreserviced) up to 60-80% CPU ALL THE TIME.... Reported to Cocoatech several times (Jan+Feb with Sierra, September+October with High Sierra). No improvements up to now :(

    It's a pity. I had to shut down Pathfinder.

  35. 17 Posted by Dylan Miles on 14 Dec, 2017 04:06 AM

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    I have also stopped using Path Finder because of this problem. My battery drains too fast and even when plugged into power it puts too much unnecessary strain on my computer.

  36. 18 Posted by Leon Starr on 14 Dec, 2017 12:56 PM

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    Same problem here. I am shutting down Pathfinder until the problem gets fixed.

  37. 19 Posted by Rob Lensen on 14 Dec, 2017 03:51 PM

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    same problem here...

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  42. 20 Posted by vincent.boudry on 06 Jun, 2018 08:08 AM

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    Bonjour,

    "Kind of" same problem is back with PF8 (8.0.1, 1867): PF + coreserviced takes ~100%. (coreserviced immediately goes to ~0 when PF is stopped). The noticeable difference is that the PCU overload stops by itself after ~5–10 mins.

    Here are sample and spindump files taken during the high CPU period.

    Have a nice day,
    Vincent.

  43. 21 Posted by vincent.boudry on 06 Jun, 2018 08:10 AM

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  44. 22 Posted by vincent.boudry on 06 Jun, 2018 08:10 AM

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    spin dump

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  47. Support Staff 23 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 06 Jun, 2018 06:22 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 restore defaults for View Settings (cmd+J).
    Make sure to have "Calculate all sizes" unchecked here. 

    Sorry for the inconvenience. Please feel free to write us back and we will be happy to assist you.

    Best Regards,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team

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  50. 24 Posted by vincent.boudry on 07 Jun, 2018 06:37 AM

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    Hi,

    Sorry, none of these 3 actions (syntax, size calculation, restoration of window settings) seems to have any impact.

    Vincent.

  51. 25 Posted by makis.panagioti... on 07 Jun, 2018 02:30 PM

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    Same problem here for me.
    PathFinder 8.01 and Coreserviced up to 80%

    Do you make NO improvements up to now. Please do something...
    Our systems....slow and stucked!

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  54. 26 Posted by David Mosedale on 08 Jun, 2018 08:53 AM

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    I am also having high CPU usage of Path Finder 7.6.2 in High Sierra (just upgraded). It runs almost constantly at 50 - 90%, regardless of whether I am using it or not.

    Attached is a sample of the Path Finder process.

    I would upgrade to 8 but you don't have the Shelf module available yet (not that you make it clear on your website that you have removed this feature from PF8 that were available in PF7 - I had to find out by trying it and spending my time finding it was not suitable for my needs).

  55. 27 Posted by dtoub on 08 Jun, 2018 06:39 PM

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    I’m not having that issue at all re: CPU in PF8. You really should consider upgrading since I would suspect PF 7 is done. Modules work well and I guess it comes down to whether you want stability or a shelf.

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  58. 28 Posted by vincent.boudry on 11 Jun, 2018 06:56 AM

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    Well, this issue is back with PF8!
    It was fixed in PF7. Now waiting for it to be in PF8.

  59. 29 Posted by enkaytee on 11 Jun, 2018 08:12 AM

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    @dtoub 'Modules work well' ? Not for me to be honest. I'd much rather have the hide/show flexibility of shelves and a browser layout I can rely on (still no responses to my requests on how to successfully achieve this). PF7 gives me this and I'm not seeing anything concrete in the Cocoatech responses in the forum that makes me hopeful PF8 is ever going to be usable for me.

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  62. 30 Posted by Marco on 13 Jun, 2018 04:10 PM

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    I'm experiencing this issue too, and for me it seems to be related to the "show all sizes" option.

    For me, there are two options at play here:
    1. how long it takes PF to get I know that DaisyDisk can scan a hard drive and get all directory sizes incredibly quickly -- much faster than, for example, a "find" command (or getting sizes in PF).
    2. It feels like the issue is related to viewing a folder, and then moving to another folder while it's calculating sizes for the first folder. Almost like there is a size-calculating-thread that doesn't get terminated when folder changes in PF.

    Regardless, I have 12 days left on my PF evaluation before I must upgrade. And I certainly don't want to upgrade while PF is misbehaving like this.

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