My MacBook Pro shall henceforth be known as MacBook Crash.
Since “upgrading” to Leopard, I’m suffering intermittent but incredibly annoying lock-ups. The symptoms are that the processor usage goes up to 200% (both CPUs maxed out). I see that DirectoryService is always the culprit, assuming Activity Monitor was running beforehand. As far as I can tell, it’s always when I’m offline.
More often than not, before I’m able to take remedial action (like killing the process), the machine goes into terminal decline. Anything that wants to read from or write to disk will hang, and the only answer is a hard reboot.
According to the Apple forums I’m not the only one with the problem, and there’s even a proposed solution. Sadly this doesn’t appear to have fixed the problem in my case, as I had my first hard crash since trying the fix on Friday (after the last hard crash).
At this point I’d seriously consider reverting to Mac OS X 10.4, if it wasn’t such a pain to do a nuke and reinstall. Although Spotlight didn’t work and there was no Time Machine or Spaces, it did at least have the virtue of being pretty stable.
Is anyone else having the same problem?