OSX go-slow.

I’m still running 10.4 on my MacBook Pro. This morning when I came into work there was a security update for Safari available which I duly installed. At this point it all went horribly wrong. Securityd swallowed 1.7GB of Ram (out of 2GB) and it caused my machine to page-in and out continuously.

A quick bit of googling, and I came across this post. Suffice it to say, it worked a charm.

The summary (I wasn’t brave enough to just rm the file)

sudo mv /var/db/CodeEquivalenceDatabase /var/db/CodeEquivalenceDatabase.org

and then reboot the machine.

Many thanks to the poster, you have, most definitely, saved my day!

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