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Max5 is causing syslogd to eat 120% of my processor usage(Leopard)

May 14, 2009 | 10:59 am

in my main patch(and i think in that patch only) the process syslogd is taking up to 102% of my cpu usage when i turn audio on. when i look into console i get the following messages:

14-05-09 12:55:08 macbook-pro-van-younes-riad [0x0-0x18018].com.cycling74.MaxMSP[226] [0x0-0x18018].com.cycling74.MaxMSP 226 Notice vst_audiomaster 7
14-05-09 12:55:08 macbook-pro-van-younes-riad [0x0-0x18018].com.cycling74.MaxMSP[226] [0x0-0x18018].com.cycling74.MaxMSP 226 Notice vst_audiomaster 23

these messages repeat like 200 times in console.

i’m using battery 3 and Luxonix LFX-1310 ( )
in this particular patch. i’m on OSX 10.5.6

can anybody understand the console message and tell me what causes the problem?

May 14, 2009 | 1:49 pm

i have exactly the same problem – with syslog creating tens of thousands of log files – a log file of over 1 gig size in around an hours use (see my recent post here

i would also appreciate some help as i have had to use ableton live simply as a vst host via rewire


May 14, 2009 | 5:32 pm

Looks like this problem was introduced in version 5.0.7. If you want a workaround the vst~ from 5.0.6 will probably work for you. You can grab the older installer here:




May 15, 2009 | 5:09 pm

Here is a version of vst~ which should fix the console messages. Let me know if it doesn’t solve the problem.


May 15, 2009 | 8:32 pm

thanks, the problem seems to be fixed. i just replaced my old vst~ object with this new one.

May 20, 2009 | 9:48 am

thanks a lot ! you save my concert of tonight !

it seems working the file system.log is calm now…

August 26, 2009 | 12:18 pm

Thanx, this has been a major concern for me since it has rendered (…) my MBP as good as useless for live performance. I suppose this will be sorted out in Max 5.0.8?


August 26, 2009 | 6:30 pm

Yes. Sorry for inconvenience, in the meantime the version posted by Ben fixed the issue.

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