How scheduling concurrent and background tasks using XPC Activity works, and compares with alternatives such as NSBackgroundActivityScheduler.
How T2M2 analyses Sierra’s log to assess how backups have been working. With insights into using NSDate, NSStepper, and more.
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 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.
Has Time Machine started to make irregular backups? Are apps stalling at odd times? This could be just the tool to find out why.
What would you like to see change in the next version of Consolation?
Significant bugs or undesirable features limiting log, Console, and os_log as of 10.12.4.