[PD] CPU Object...

Mike McGonagle mjmogo at gmail.com
Sun Jul 12 20:05:34 CEST 2009

You might want to check into the Activity Monitor (it is in the
Utilities folder on the Mac), and check to see if there are any
"stray" instances of PD still running. I have found that when PD
crashes on my machine, it will still have an instance of PD still
running, even though the GUI has shut down. If you find one, you can
select it and do a Force Quit on it. Usually when I have had these
instances running, they will eat up a lot of processor time.


On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Simon Ball<sballmada at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Chris. I will do this tomorrow as I can't access the project today.
> How do I check CPU usage? Even if tis isn't relevant, it would be usefuul to
> know.
> Thanks again
> Simon
> On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 6:00 PM, chris clepper <cgclepper at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A G5 running OSX and GEM can run for months and even years without a
>> crash.  Grab the crashlog in the Console app and post the last report for
>> pd.
>> On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 12:20 PM, Simon Ball <sballmada at googlemail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi List
>>> I am having trouble with an installation. I am projecting a project that
>>> uses motion tracking and animation in GEM.
>>> After a period of time (minimum 1hrs. max 3hrs.) the program crashes.
>>> There is no error message and the program just disappears. This has happened
>>> when people have been in the room and when people have not been in the room.
>>> The patch creates abstractions that generate the animations when movement is
>>> detected. I have attached the patch but not all of the source files.
>>> The project is running on a apple G5. OSX not sure which version (rather
>>> stupidly, cannot find out until tomorrow, sorry).
>>> This maybe a CPU issue, does anyone know how I can read the CPU usage?
>>> Having said that, if the project crashes even when no movement is detected.
>>> I appreciate that this issue could be caused by a number of things but if
>>> anyone has any suggestions I could try, they would be much appreciated.
>>> Thanks
>>> Simon
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