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In OS X you may find the process "kernel_task" taking up a large amount of RAM. Here is why this is happening and what you can do about it.
There have been many reports, especially with MacBook Air and other laptop owners, where the Mac OS X "kernel_task" process takes up a large amount of CPU when checked in Activity Monitor. When this happens, the computer may run slower and also may app
MacFixIt reader "Martin V." writes in to alert us about an ongoing issue with his MacBook Air. The process 'kernel_task' uses an inordinate amount of system resources causing his system to run abnormally hot.
We answer questions about moving data to new user accounts, larger virtual memory allotments, and more.
AirPort Extreme 2005-001 (#2): Greater than 1 GB of RAM AirPort connection drop issue fixed for some
We answer questions about 64-bit management and questions surrounding the OS X Mountain Lion release.
If you have one of the newer "Unibody" MacBook Pro systems, you may run into problems where the system seems to run out of available RAM more than expected, especially when running programs that can reserve large amounts of memory.
Sudden loss of AirPort connectivity for iBook G4 mid-2005 series
After a short time using your Mac it can be easy to acquire many files--pictures, videos, songs, e-mail downloads, and more. Because the information most of us receive is now available so quickly, we often do not get the opportunity to sort through and or
KVM Switch kernel panics under Mac OS X 10.4.x