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coreaudiod progressively using more memory

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I have the coreaudiod process that uses more and more memory as time passes. Activity monitor shows it using 10-12% CPU and 1.23GB of ram. This is the current reading, but it will go way up. I have looked around online and cant really find anything definitive as to why this is happening.

If anyone can point me in the direction of something to look at I would appreciate it.

Not that it is making anything weird happen, it just doesn't seem to be correct behavior on a process that it pretty much sitting idle most of the day.

I am on a 2012 Mac Mini with 16gb of RAM and a fusion drive.


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