very slow performance on osx 10.10.1 yosemite


#1

it was fast on osx 10.8.5 mountain lion.
now it shows the beachball cursor every 2 seconds for 1-2 seconds and it lags badly.
hovering on the policies won’t to show the lines now (waited a few minutes) and the animation of the background text lags.
not really playable anymore…
anyone experiencing the same issues?
how to fix this? i just upgraded to 10.10
thanks.

looking at the osx log files i see this
9/01/2015 4:51:28.688 pm Democracy3[2250]: WARNING: The Gestalt selector gestaltSystemVersion is returning 10.9.1 instead of 10.10.1. Use NSProcessInfo’s operatingSystemVersion property to get correct system version number.
Call location:
9/01/2015 4:51:28.695 pm Democracy3[2250]: 0 CarbonCore 0x982147e7 ___Gestalt_SystemVersion_block_invoke + 135
9/01/2015 4:51:28.695 pm Democracy3[2250]: 1 libdispatch.dylib 0x9062f130 _dispatch_client_callout + 50
9/01/2015 4:51:28.695 pm Democracy3[2250]: 2 libdispatch.dylib 0x9062f0b5 dispatch_once_f + 251
9/01/2015 4:51:28.695 pm Democracy3[2250]: 3 libdispatch.dylib 0x906300d8 dispatch_once + 31
9/01/2015 4:51:28.695 pm Democracy3[2250]: 4 CarbonCore 0x981a6fb8 _Gestalt_SystemVersion + 1050
9/01/2015 4:51:28.695 pm Democracy3[2250]: 5 CarbonCore 0x981a6b69 Gestalt + 150
9/01/2015 4:51:28.695 pm Democracy3[2250]: 6 SDL2 0x00696326 SDL_Delay + 16934


#2

oh, false alarm…
i don’t know what was wrong, but after restarting the laptop, it is back to normal speed as before … phew… :slight_smile: the error in the log file appears again though


#3

Hey…I really do hope it is a false alarm but there have been many users who have experienced repeated slowdowns, slowdowns that temporarily go away after a restart.

Anyways, if Yosemite slows down again, try some of the tips suggested in this link here. Worked pretty well for me! machmachines.com/mac-slow-yosemite-update-fix/