are these kernel panics? am i in trouble?

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  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    My iMac has never given me trouble, for 2 years, until now. Recently, Safari has been crashing. not very often, maybe once every two days... but this is a LOT relative to normal.

    this is the only app I remember crashing recently, but its my most frequently used app.

    Anyway, when i press "Report" I get this as part of the "error report":

    Command: Safari
    Path: /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari
    Parent: WindowServer [60]

    Version: 2.0.4 (419.3)
    Build Version: 1
    Project Name: WebBrowser
    Source Version: 4190300

    PID: 1687
    Thread: Unknown


    Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
    Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000000

    AHHH see that line about "kern failure" at the bottom? That frigthens me! Am i having kernal panics? Is there anything serious I should be worried about?

    p.s. i often read about people having "logic board failures." how does one diagnose that?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    That is not a kernel panic. A kernel panic takes down the whole machine forcing you to restart the machine via the power button.

    That's just a standard "trying to access memory you've handed back to the system" type error. The kernel prevents such naughtiness and kills the app.
     
  3. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    It's not a kernel panic.
    Have you been browsing any weird websites recently?
     
  4. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    my guilty pleasure is AOL.com, i happened to be on that when it just crashed :) .

    i know AOL sucks, but i wish safari could handle it all.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It may well not be Safari but a plugin, most likely Flash. If you post the whole crash report it's pretty easy to tell if it's a plugin. You might want to upgrade to the latest Flash. I did about a month ago and it solved a whole lot of Safari crashing issues...
     
  6. guitarman777 macrumors regular

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    Here's how I see the problem. Companies like AOL have been forced to become so ingrained with the Windows market that not only do they fail to properly debug their sites for all browsers, they probably don't even bother.
     
  7. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Safari just crashed while viewing apple.com

    what can i do to stop this nonsense!?
     
  8. gollum macrumors regular

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    Couple of ideas...

    remove your Safari plist file to a safe place while Safari is closed, then open Safari to see if it still crashes with the new one it creates when it opens.

    try creating a new user account and see if Safari crashes in that one.
     
  9. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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  10. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    ahh safari keeps crashing! where can i find my safari plist file?

    btw: here's the beginnign of the most recent error report, anything useful in here?


    Command: Safari
    Path: /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari
    Parent: WindowServer [60]

    Version: 2.0.4 (419.3)
    Build Version: 1
    Project Name: WebBrowser
    Source Version: 4190300

    PID: 3095
    Thread: 0

    Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
    Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000000

    Thread 0 Crashed:
    0 ...romedia.Flash Player.plugin 0x05d01b88 Flash_EnforceLocalSecurity + 529132
    1 ...romedia.Flash Player.plugin 0x05d01b88 Flash_EnforceLocalSecurity + 529132
    2 ...romedia.Flash Player.plugin 0x05ca43c8 Flash_EnforceLocalSecurity + 146220
    3 ...romedia.Flash Player.plugin 0x05d6669c Flash_EnforceLocalSecurity + 941568
    4 ...romedia.Flash Player.plugin 0x05d65fc8 Flash_EnforceLocalSecurity + 939820
    5 ...romedia.Flash Player.plugin 0x05d4794c Flash_EnforceLocalSecurity + 815280
    6 ...romedia.Flash Player.plugin 0x05df42f0 native_ShockwaveFlash_TCallFrame + 60752
    7 ...romedia.Flash Player.plugin 0x05df8b40 native_ShockwaveFlash_TCallFrame + 79264
    8 ...romedia.Flash Player.plugin 0x05d65fe4 Flash_EnforceLocalSecurity + 939848
    9 ...romedia.Flash Player.plugin 0x05d4794c Flash_EnforceLocalSecurity + 815280
    10 ...romedia.Flash Player.plugin 0x05df42f0 native_ShockwaveFlash_TCallFrame + 60752


    and i JUST reinstalled flash player a few days ago to try to remedy this...
     

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