Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the 'Disk Utility' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Disk Utility
Authored by: azrichg on Jun 10, '11 12:02:16PM

Somewhere along the line I found a suggestion that clears out that inactive memory problem. Seems every morning my inactive memory is a huge chunk of total memory.

Somewhere along the line I saw a post saying disk utility's 'repair disk permissions' fixes this. Sure enough, most of the time it does. Soon after all the Java stuff that always needs to be repaired the inactive memory drops significantly.

Wish I understood why it's happening in the first place.


[ Reply to This | # ]
Disk Utility
Authored by: Auricchio on Jun 10, '11 07:20:52PM

I doubt Disk Utility is doing anything directly to memory. More likely, it's using a bunch of memory, which causes things to get flushed out.

EMOJO: mojo no longer workin'

[ Reply to This | # ]
Disk Utility
Authored by: jantonc on Jun 11, '11 02:50:25PM
'mds' can and does grow extremely large, memory wise. As Spotlight indexes files the files are opened. You can also create a simple file like this

save it as 'purge.command' someplace, click on the spotlight search, type 'purge.command' followed by a return, an poof, command runs in terminal.

[ Reply to This | # ]