What to do about the vmmap process in Mac OS X always hogging the CPU?

by user1805458   Last Updated July 12, 2018 23:01 PM

Hi I am running Mac OS X 10.13.5 High Sierra, and I have always had my Activity Monitor up.

My computer would every now and then freeze for a few seconds completely and then act normal again. When this happens, I have noticed that it is because the "vmmap" process hogging up like 99.8% of the CPU.

Is there anything I can do to prevent vmmap from doing that without having to restart my computer every time? I know this must have something to do with the virtual memory management and possibly having too many page faults?

When I go to the Memory section in Activity Monitor, I see:

Physical Memory: 16.00GB Memory Used: 15.23 GB Cached Files: 772.2MB Swap used: 8.37 GB

App Memory: 4.14 GB Wired Memory: 8.18 GB Compressed: 3.36GB

Is the swap file too big?


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