Relatively high CPU usage of Little Snitch Daemon

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aragnophy
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Relatively high CPU usage of Little Snitch Daemon

Post by aragnophy » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:12 pm

Hi, I've noticed that Little Snitch Daemon using the most CPU time of all my processes on El Capitan (10.11.2). And most of the time, it consumes about 25% CPU. I don't think this is normal, or is it? Image

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Re: Relatively high CPU usage of Little Snitch Daemon

Post by rob_06 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:36 am

which version of Little Snitch are you running?

I cannot find the Little Snitch Daemon and I am running the latest nightly build and PB2 10.11.3

I don't think it should be taking that much but 100% sure exactly.

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Re: Relatively high CPU usage of Little Snitch Daemon

Post by aragnophy » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:34 am

rob_06 wrote:which version of Little Snitch are you running?

I cannot find the Little Snitch Daemon and I am running the latest nightly build and PB2 10.11.3

I don't think it should be taking that much but 100% sure exactly.


I've used 3.6.0. The problem disappeared after updating to 3.6.1 + reboot. "Little Snitch Daemon" is still present but consumes about 0.0-0.1 CPU :D

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Re: Relatively high CPU usage of Little Snitch Daemon

Post by aragnophy » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:23 pm

But couple days later, LIttle Snitch daemon increased average CPU usage to 8-9% :(

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Re: Relatively high CPU usage of Little Snitch Daemon

Post by rob_06 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:27 am

interesting does the daemon stay at the 8-9% for any length of time?

I finally found it and mine doesn't seem to go above 5% at most

I am running the lastest nightly build of Little Snitch and 10.11.3 PB2

Does the daemon increase when little snitch shows a connection request?

I will do some testing and see what I can make happen to see if I can track anyone thing down that may lead to a cause

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Re: Relatively high CPU usage of Little Snitch Daemon

Post by aragnophy » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:54 am

interesting does the daemon stay at the 8-9% for any length of time?

Yes, it is. And more of that, it increase CPU load at ~2% per day. Now I have uptime 3 days, 16:59 and CPU load for Little Snitch Daemon already 10-11 %.

Does the daemon increase when little snitch shows a connection request?

I try to monitor that, but have no requests for the last two days at least.

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Re: Relatively high CPU usage of Little Snitch Daemon

Post by rob_06 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:49 pm

I found the little snitch daemon and have been watching it and the highest in the last 36 hrs has been for me 0.4%

I am starting to thinking there maybe something on your mac that could be playing havoc with the daemon or possibly it is somehow corrupted in someway and not working correctly.

The other suggestion would be contact the devs and see if they can make any suggestions as so far I haven't been able to find anything that would help as I can get that bigger increase to happen as yet but still watching to see if it suddenly does.

Another thing to look at is the little snitch logs which may give some indication of a possible cause.

I will reply and post anything I may find that could help

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Re: Relatively high CPU usage of Little Snitch Daemon

Post by aragnophy » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:21 am

rob_06 wrote:I will reply and post anything I may find that could help


Thank you! Yesterday I have lost my internet connection, and forced to restart my WiFi router a couple of times. After that, Little Snitch daemon working consuming about 0.7-1.0 CPU. Maybe I have too many open connections for Little Snitch?

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Re: Relatively high CPU usage of Little Snitch Daemon

Post by hand123 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:10 pm

I'm using Little Snitch version 4.2.2. I recently moved from a Mac mini Late 2012 on Mojave to the brand new Mac mini 2018 on Mojave. I've noticed that Little Snitch now sits between 40 and 60% CPU. Although this does not overly tax the 6Core Intel i7, I am curious as to the relatively high usage. Any direction you can give would be appreciated. Thank you.

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