Help identifying cause of kernel panics

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by parlem, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    #1
    Hello, there!

    I'm suffering frequent kernel panics on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro (almost every day). This is my work tool and it's become very annoying.

    I have Apple Care and full back-ups on a Time Capsule so the Genius simply suggests that I do a clean install of Mountain Lion and then import all my applications, files and settings from time capsule via time machine. Still, I'd rather avoid this if I can help it, although I will admit I have never done a clean install on this machine, which is now almost three years old, so it might be a good idea. My Mac is generally a bit sluggish.

    My kernel panics seem quite random, but more frequent when unplugging my external display (or upon wakeup after unplugging the external display) and sometimes when changing user account.

    Below is my latest panic report and I wondered whether any knowledgeable and patient users could possibly suggest an alternative remedy. Thank you so much in advance!



    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 964970 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 10
    Anonymous UUID: 231B5B05-FB1F-6922-B18C-9CFA3AE86560

    Fri Mar 1 14:33:35 2013
    panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff7f82db2b25): NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0xffffff8117145000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P3/4
    Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff80f340b7e0 : 0xffffff800261d626
    0xffffff80f340b850 : 0xffffff7f82db2b25
    0xffffff80f340b8e0 : 0xffffff7f82eac4b3
    0xffffff80f340b940 : 0xffffff7f82eac527
    0xffffff80f340b9b0 : 0xffffff7f831c1853
    0xffffff80f340baf0 : 0xffffff7f82ed2659
    0xffffff80f340bb20 : 0xffffff7f82dbc8da
    0xffffff80f340bbd0 : 0xffffff7f82db7fac
    0xffffff80f340bdc0 : 0xffffff7f82db99ba
    0xffffff80f340bea0 : 0xffffff7f82d4d1c4
    0xffffff80f340bef0 : 0xffffff7f8483071f
    0xffffff80f340bf40 : 0xffffff7f8482f8e7
    0xffffff80f340bf60 : 0xffffff800263dcde
    0xffffff80f340bfb0 : 0xffffff80026b26b7
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
    com.apple.NVDAResman(8.0)[A4C53A36-22B6-3075-82B9-9DE612A9C015]@0xffffff7f82d4b000->0xffffff7f8304dfff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.2)[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffffff7f82cb9000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.5)[86DDB71C-A73A-3EBE-AC44-0BC9A38B9A44]@0xffffff7f82d37000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.5)[803496D0-ADAD-3ADB-B071-8A0A197DA53D]@0xffffff7f82cf4000
    com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal(8.0)[9F3D09B5-3158-3D9E-BDA3-E71576AAD3B7]@0xffffff7f8305b000->0xffffff7f8337dfff
    dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(8.0.0)[A4C53A36-22B6-3075-82B9-9DE612A9C015]@0xffffff7f82d4b000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.2)[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffffff7f82cb9000
    com.apple.driver.AGPM(100.12.69)[FBC949AC-F94D-39CD-96A0-C6F121EA7546]@0xffffff7f8482e000->0xffffff7f8483dfff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.2)[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffffff7f82cb9000
    dependency: com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily(5.2.0d16)[41B414E9-EC1E-3724-A158-14FD48712B0C]@0xffffff7f837fb000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.5)[86DDB71C-A73A-3EBE-AC44-0BC9A38B9A44]@0xffffff7f82d37000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.5)[803496D0-ADAD-3ADB-B071-8A0A197DA53D]@0xffffff7f82cf4000

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

    Mac OS version:
    12C60

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 12.2.0: Sat Aug 25 00:48:52 PDT 2012; root:xnu-2050.18.24~1/RELEASE_X86_64
    Kernel UUID: 69A5853F-375A-3EF4-9247-478FD0247333
    Kernel slide: 0x0000000002400000
    Kernel text base: 0xffffff8002600000
    System model name: MacBookPro6,2 (Mac-F22586C8)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 21478918774526
    last loaded kext at 18296095264634: com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCDC 4.1.22 (addr 0xffffff7f849f7000, size 16384)
    last unloaded kext at 18634491346373: com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCDC 4.1.22 (addr 0xffffff7f849f7000, size 12288)
    loaded kexts:
    com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower 1.5.1
    com.squirrels.airparrot.framebuffer 3
    com.squirrels.driver.AirParrotSpeakers 1.7
    com.apple.filesystems.afpfs 10.0
    com.apple.nke.asp_tcp 7.0.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch 75.15
    com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9.5d0
    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 4.0.9f33
    com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC 1.60
    com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet 1.0.0d1
    com.apple.driver.AGPM 100.12.69
    com.apple.driver.AppleHDA 2.3.1f2
    com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0
    com.apple.driver.ApplePolicyControl 3.2.11
    com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin 1.0.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 1.6.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient 3.5.10
    com.apple.GeForce 8.0.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl 1.0.33
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphics 8.0.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB 8.0.0
    com.apple.driver.SMCMotionSensor 3.0.2d6
    com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver 122
    com.apple.filesystems.autofs 3.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver 2.3.1f2
    com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport 4.0.9f33
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC 1.0.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMCLMU 2.0.2d0
    com.apple.driver.AppleMuxControl 3.2.11
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons 235.4
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard 235.4
    com.apple.driver.AppleIRController 320.15
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCardReader 3.1.0
    com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless 1.0.0d1
    com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib 1.0.0d1
    com.apple.BootCache 34
    com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient 3.5.1
    com.apple.driver.XsanFilter 404
    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage 2.2.2
    com.apple.driver.AirPort.Brcm4331 602.15.22
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub 5.2.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI 4.9.6
    com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort 2.4.1
    com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet 3.2.5b3
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI 5.4.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM 1.6.1
    com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager 161.0.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons 1.6
    com.apple.driver.AppleRTC 1.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleHPET 1.7
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS 1.9
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC 1.6
    com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC 1.6
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient 196.0.0
    com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall 4.0.39
    com.apple.security.quarantine 2
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement 196.0.0
    com.apple.security.SecureRemotePassword 1.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDKeyboard 165.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleHIDKeyboard 165.5
    com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver 4.0.9f33
    com.apple.driver.AppleMultitouchDriver 235.28
    com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily 10.0.6
    com.apple.iokit.IOSurface 86.0.3
    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily 4.0.9f33
    com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib 2.3.1f2
    com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily 1.8.9fc10
    com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib 1.6
    com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginLegacy 1.0.0
    com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal 8.0.0
    com.apple.NVDAResman 8.0.0
    com.apple.kext.triggers 1.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP 2.2.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController 1.0.10d0
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI 1.0.10d0
    com.apple.iokit.AppleBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport 4.0.9f33
    com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily 5.2.0d16
    com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController 2.3.1f2
    com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily 2.3.1f2
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMC 3.1.4d2
    com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl 3.2.11
    com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert 1.0.4
    com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport 2.3.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily 2.3.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch 235.7
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver 5.2.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice 3.5.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass 3.5.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub 5.2.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite 5.2.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice 3.5.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily 1.7
    com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily 1.7.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily 1.7.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCISerialATAPI 2.5.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily 3.5.1
    com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family 500.15
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient 5.2.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily 4.5.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily 2.2.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOEthernetAVBController 1.0.2b1
    com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily 3.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily 5.4.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime 1.6.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily 1.8.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily 1.1
    com.apple.security.sandbox 220
    com.apple.kext.AppleMatch 1.0.0d1
    com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet 7
    com.apple.driver.DiskImages 344
    com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily 1.8
    com.apple.driver.AppleKeyStore 28.21
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform 1.6
    com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily 2.7.2
    com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily 1.4
    com.apple.kec.corecrypto 1.0
    Model: MacBookPro6,2, BootROM MBP61.0057.B0F, 2 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.58f17
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics, Built-In, 288 MB
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, PCIe, 512 MB
    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364A5353353132363448592D3147314131
    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364A5353353132363448592D3147314131
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x93), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.106.98.81.22)
    Bluetooth: Version 4.0.9f33 10885, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en1
    Serial ATA Device: ST9500420ASG, 500,11 GB
    Serial ATA Device: MAT****ADVD-R UJ-898
    USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfa100000 / 2
    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, apple_vendor_id, 0x0237, 0xfa120000 / 5
    USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, apple_vendor_id, 0x8403, 0xfa130000 / 4
    USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000 / 3
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8218, 0xfa113000 / 8
    USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000 / 2
    USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0xfd120000 / 4
    USB Device: Built-in iSight, apple_vendor_id, 0x8507, 0xfd110000 / 3
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Location:
    Folsom, CA
    #2
    I'd recommend carefully reading the XLab's article on KP's. That provides the best method of troubleshooting and possible causes. You can find it at:

    http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/kernelpanics.html

    I would start with your Soundflower app though, I'd recommend following the developers instructions for uninstalling and then re-installing with a version compatible with Mt. Lion.
     
  3. macrumors 603

    blueroom

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    #3
    I'd do as the Genius suggested, reinstall OSX and restore from TM.

    Best to put ML on a USB flash drive first.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    #4
    Thank you both!

    Thanks very much to both of you for replying to my message.

    I've re-installed ML and so far so good, although the HD is currently being indexed and this makes it hard to gauge whether my Mac is any snappier.

    Will post back here if there is anything to report.

    Again, thanks very much for your advice.
     

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