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random SystemUIServer hangage
Authored by: sjk on Dec 06, '02 05:56:12PM

After leaving my iBook (10.1.5) running all night, I occasionally notice the menubar clock has stopped and the SystemUIServer process is CPU-hungry. Running \"fs_usage\" on the PID is silent. A SIGKILL is required to kill the process and it doesn\'t restart. There\'s a general degradation of system performance after that, and eventually even Finder stops responding. At that point, a logout/login is the only option.

Menuprefs is the only menu extra I use. It stopped showing up for awhile, but recently it\'s been consistently appearing again during login and I haven\'t had any SystemUIServer trouble since. Oh, Virtual Desktop adds a menu, too.

This has been rather mysterious because I\'ve never made any software changes that I\'d think would correlate with this behavior and my sysadmin background keeps me quite aware of such things.

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