Two weeks ago Apple released the Mac OS X 10.6.8 and named it as an important update because without it no one can update its OS version to the upcoming next generation OS X Lion, so after the release we have heard from several users that they are facing many difficulties in using this OS X, many reports their Mac’s performance almost dead after updating to it. On the other hand we have seen a rising thread in Apple Support Community website, which reveals that large number of users are facing these issues specially, those users who running Mac OS X Server, there is a process in the OS X dubbed “hwmond”, which eats large amount of processing power of your Mac. Some user says the process takes up to 100% of the Xserve’s CPU.
Users reporting this issue start occurring after updating to the Apple’s latest released combo update of Mac OS X last week, The issue reportedly applies to a range of Xserve hardware, while one user, “jjasper,” said the problem does not appear on a Mac mini Server. Apple announced late last year that it would discontinue its Xserve line of rack-mount servers. As promised, the hardware is no longer available to purchase, and prospective buyers are encouraged to run a Mac Pro or Mac mini instead.
It seems that Apple Cutting the hardware support of Xserve’s in its upcoming next generation Mac OS X Lion, because many people start facing issues on the delta update of Mac OS X 10.6.8