Process 'Inkjet' has high VSIZE

ora

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In Activity monitor I have a process called 'Inkjet', a child process of cupsd that shows over 2gb in VSIZE.

Now my Activity Monitor mastery is somewhat limited, but I take it VSIZE is the amount of virtual memory a process uses.

I have an A3 photo printer to which I print pretty large files out of Aperture, and I wondered if this a cache of some sort, but I killed the process experimentally then restarted and its still the same size. I guess this means not cache.

Can someone else on 10.5.5 have a look and see if they have a similar reading? Or anyone else know if this is normal or not?

Cheers!
 

Satcomer

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That is not right and it is not on either of my Macs printing to two different Canon printers.

Download the application Print Therapy (it has a 7 day trial) and run all the fix & CUPS tools (make sure CUPS is Running). This should fix the problem.
 
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ora

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Thanks satcomer! As ever extremely helpful.

Interesting, I downloaded Print therapy, and deleted the temp and spool files, at which point i spotted a second instance of Inkjet in Activity Monitor, each using 85-95% cpu, both with massive VSIZES. I then reset the cupsd.config file and restarted, and on boot AM briefly showed one instance of Inkjet running 65ish % cpu and over 2gb VSIZE, though it then calmed down. It did still use 2.06gb VSIZE though.

Then I entirely reset the print system (after backing it up), and on restart Inkjet has now entirely disappeared. Just a cups error I guess, though some googling revealed no one else with the same issue. Is it me or is cups causing a lot of errors these days?
 

Satcomer

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Well 10.5.5 stop CUPS for me. So I used the Print Therapy program to restart it. I am not sure if CUPS was the issue but the program has fixed a lot of errors for me, that is way I always suggest it.
 
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