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    Exclamation DirectoryService Process
    Hi,
    I've been using Leopard for a while now, and one of the main problems with it is that my macbook (core duo, 1.25Gb RAM) keeps heating up repeatedly, when I'm not running ANYTHING!
    Then I decided to check activity monitor, and sure enough this administrative process 'DirectoryService' was using over 100% of the CPU continuously. I killed the process and my problem was solved for the time being, as the computer cooled down and the process restarted automatically.
    This problem of this particular process running wild is happening repeatedly though, with that same 'DirectoryService' process only.
    Any idea why its happening? Or how I can stop it from happening?
    Z

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    Open Console.app

    Look in /Library/Logs/DirectoryService

    This may give you a clue as to my it is wigging out.

    Out of curiosity, was it an upgrade from Tiger? Do you connect to network shares or a server?

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    I've looked at the log, but I really can't make anything out. Here is today's log, though it hasn't stalled today:

    2008-02-11 20:19:59 IST - T[0xA05D2F60] - DirectoryService 5.0 (v514) starting up...
    2008-02-11 20:20:04 IST - T[0xB0185000] - Plugin <Cache>, Version <1.0>, processed successfully.
    2008-02-11 20:20:04 IST - T[0xB0185000] - Plugin <Configure>, Version <3.0>, processed successfully.
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB0185000] - Plugin <Local>, Version <1.0>, processed successfully.
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB0185000] - Plugin <LDAPv3>, Version <3.0>, processed successfully.
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB0185000] - Plugin <Search>, Version <3.0>, processed successfully.
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB0185000] - Plugin <BSD>, Version <2.0>, processed successfully.
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB030B000] - Registered node /Configure
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB030B000] - Plug-in Configure state is now active.
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB040F000] - Plug-in LDAPv3 state is now active.
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB0491000] - Registered node /Search
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB0491000] - Registered node /Search/Contacts
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB0513000] - Registered Locally Hosted Node /BSD/local
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB038D000] - Registered Locally Hosted Node /Local/Default
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB0491000] - Registered node /Search/Network
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB0513000] - Registered node /BSD/local
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB038D000] - Registered node /Local/Default
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB0491000] - Plug-in Search state is now active.
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB0513000] - Plug-in BSD state is now active.
    2008-02-11 20:20:05 IST - T[0xB038D000] - Plug-in Local state is now active.
    2008-02-11 20:20:10 IST - T[0xB0289000] - Registered node /Cache
    2008-02-11 20:20:10 IST - T[0xB0289000] - Plug-in Cache state is now active.
    2008-02-11 20:20:10 IST - T[0xB0185000] - Plugin "Active Directory", Version "1.6", is set to load lazily.
    2008-02-11 20:20:10 IST - T[0xB0185000] - Plugin "PasswordServer", Version "4.0", is set to load lazily.
    2008-02-11 20:20:26 IST - T[0xB0081000] - Network transition occurred.
    2008-02-11 20:20:28 IST - T[0xB0081000] - Network transition occurred.
    2008-02-11 20:20:29 IST - T[0xB0081000] - Network transition occurred.
    2008-02-11 20:20:29 IST - T[0xB0081000] - Network transition occurred.
    2008-02-11 21:52:11 IST - T[0xB0081000] - Network transition occurred.
    2008-02-11 21:52:11 IST - T[0xB0081000] - Network transition occurred.
    2008-02-11 21:52:11 IST - T[0xB0081000] - Network transition occurred.
    2008-02-11 23:24:52 IST - T[0xA05D2F60] - Sleep Notification occurred.
    2008-02-11 23:25:06 IST - T[0xA05D2F60] - Will Power On (Wake) Notification occurred.
    2008-02-11 23:25:07 IST - T[0xA05D2F60] - Sleep Notification occurred.
    2008-02-11 23:25:17 IST - T[0xA05D2F60] - Will Power On (Wake) Notification occurred.
    2008-02-11 23:25:38 IST - T[0xA05D2F60] - Sleep Notification occurred.
    2008-02-12 09:02:24 IST - T[0xA05D2F60] - Will Power On (Wake) Notification occurred.
    2008-02-12 09:02:32 IST - T[0xB0081000] - Network transition occurred.
    2008-02-12 09:02:34 IST - T[0xB0081000] - Network transition occurred.
    2008-02-12 09:02:34 IST - T[0xB0081000] - Network transition occurred.
    2008-02-12 09:02:37 IST - T[0xB0081000] - Network transition occurred.

    I have upgraded from Tiger to Leopard, but everything else works fine. I did the erase and install option by backing up my data and then restoring it once Leopard was installed. I've had no other problems though.
    Working at home all I use is my wireless router (using airport) to connect to the internet and occasionally I connect to the same router using an ethernet cable. I also sometimes access the other mac and PC which are connected to the same router to transfer files and stuff.

    Thanks so much for helping!
    Z

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    The log won't tell me much without the errors.

    Try posting the log during the times that the service is spiking.

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