Just wondering, how much RAM should Kernel Task be consuming, as shown in Activity Monitor? On my macbook (2.0GHz Core Duo, 1Gb) from fresh boot with nothing unusual running at boot it starts at about 65Mb, rising to 150Mb-200Mb as I use the computer. I'm not doing anything ridiculous, just Safari, Mail, MS Office apps (admittedly under Rosetta), iWork apps, iLife apps, and occasionally Parallels. Not all at the same time, either! Kernel Task is always the top or second rated RAM consuming comonent, and never seems to decrease when I reduce the activity on the machine.
Not sure if this is a problem or not, just curious really.
Macbook, 2.0GHz, 2Gb, 160Gb. 10.5
Mac Mini, 1.42GHz G4, 512Mb, 80Gb. 10.4
1G iPod Touch 8Gb
1G iPod Nano 2Gb white
1G iPod Shuffle 512Mb