Sleep interrupts the scheduling and dispatch of background tasks. Here’s how it looks in the dispatching systems.
Time Machine backups are but one of 70-80 background services which are run by macOS dispatching systems. Here’s a list of some of the others.
When scheduled backups become irregular or stop, this affects much more than just Time Machine. This is what happens, and why you must restart.
How scheduling concurrent and background tasks using XPC Activity works, and compares with alternatives such as NSBackgroundActivityScheduler.
Trying to get a more coherent overview of the different paths to concurrent, asynchronous, and background task management in macOS. Draft for discussion.
When part of the mechanism which schedules and dispatches Time Machine backups fails, those backups become irregular. Here it is shown in a clear diagram.
Diagrams how a routine Time Machine backup is scheduled and dispatched using CTS and DAS.
The old bug in macOS Sierra, which has been present since its first release last year, resulting in […]
The first detailed account of how macOS Sierra runs many of its background activities, complete with a diagram.
Improvements to help you see the wood from the trees in your logs.