Over the last few days I experienced a strange bug that didn’t go away even after several times of rebooting — a process called
syslogd used up to 100 percent of one CPU, which means up to 50% of my computer’s processing power.
After some research, I found the following solution:
Fire up Terminal and execute the following commands (enter administrator password when asked):
sudo launchctl stop com.apple.syslogd
sudo rm /var/log/asl.db
sudo launchctl start com.apple.syslogd
What do these commands do? First of all, we stop the
syslogd process. The second line removes a database file which causes the whole dilemma (don’t worry, it’ll be re-created afterwards), the third line starts the previously stopped process again.
Now reboot your Mac and everything should be fine!
Via Smarticus‘s comments.
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