High cpu usage due to bsdtar process

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by CarlB7, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. AdamE3

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    @GregY thanks!
    (Unfortunately I got my laptop back from AppleCare+ completely wiped out therefore I don't know what was my PToolBox version but it was pretty recent like GregY's)
     
  2. GregY

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    Ah, when I hit "check for updates" in the prior version it reported back it was up to date and did not show a newer version. Downloaded latest version, hopefully that does the trick
     
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  3. Maria@Parallels

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    Please let us know if the issue reoccurs.
     
  4. JoeA5

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    This issue still occurs on a daily basis is driving my insane... is there any solutions?
     
  5. GregY

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    I went to the website and dowloaded the Parallells updater and installed it then it stopped for good, hitting check for updates did not work.
     
  6. Maria@Parallels

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    Hello, are you running the latest Parallels Toolbox version 5.0?
     
  7. GregY

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  8. Maria@Parallels

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    Thank you for your reply. Could you provide us with the screenshot of the error and with the technical report please?
     
  9. GregY

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    My issue solved by updating
     
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  10. YongweiW

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    I found this discussion after upgrading to Catalina (finally).

    Dear Parallel support: While it is true on paper that Parallels Toobox 2.x was not designed to be compatible with Catalina, did you notice why it was failing? It was failing while packaging a report to Parallels. It is not related to user functionality, and it was arguably a violation of user privacy as there is no option to turn it off!

    So you are basically asking people to pay for a "functionality" that is irrelevant to end users. Do you really think it is good business, or it is a way to alienate your users?
     
  11. MichaelB123

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    I am using Parallels 15.1.5 and Toolbox 2.6.1
    I really like the toolbox. I did not update Parallels, because I could not find any hint anywhere that the bsdtar bug is fixed in newer versions. The way I handle it: When I start the toolbox I know that the bsdtar bug will come eventually. So when my Mac start breathing heavily, I go to the task manager, search for bsdtar and just kill all the processes right away. Looks like the problem is not coming back until I restart the toolbox.

    Is there a firm confirmation, that a newer Version does not have this bug ?
     
  12. SilverW

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  13. RyanW14

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    Got my new M1 Pro Macbook and installed the trial version of Parallels 17. Was surprised to wake the machine from sleep the next day to find it running hot and the battery nearly drained. Opened up Activity Monitor and found about 7 or so of these bsdtar things hammering the CPU at 100%. Killed them all and uninstalled the toolbox. Things seem better now. Is this a bug or is Toolbox no longer supported on the new OS? Will probably hold off purchasing until this issue is addressed.
     

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