Kernel Panic? Or just a stutter?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by wordmunger, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    #1
    I had thought I was starting to see kernel panics on my Ti400 (running 10.3.5), and this was confirmed by a Knowledgebase article which includes the following text:

    The Article goes on to describe how to find the kernel panic log on the computer, but I was frequently unable to find one. Strange.

    What was happening is that my entire system would freeze up, particularly when loading complex web pages. I could move the mouse around, but no amount of clicking would generate a result. After reinstalling the system (and eventually reverting to 10.3.4), I noticed this same behavior, but sometimes it would only last a second or two, and then everything would start working again. Was this all that was happening when my system was "crashing" before?

    Just this morning, I had another "stutter," but after ten or fifteen seconds, it still wouldn't return to normal functioning. I thought about restarting, but then I decided to just leave the computer for a few minutes and see what happened. Amazingly, after a couple minutes, it was working perfectly again.

    So it seems that I probably was never experiencing a kernel panic all along, just a "stutter."

    Anyone else having this experience? Anyone know of a solution?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    #2
    I've seen similar things and have simply rebooted after a little bit. I'll wait longer now, but I'd really appreciate a notice that the kernel panic is occurring so at least I'd know what was going on - assuming that's what the problem was. I've also seen the occasional stutter, which might or might not have also been a panic. Dunno. I'm staying on 10.3.5 out of laziness, but I might switch back if it gets worse. So far, not too bad.
     
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    #3
    My panic log:

    Code:
    Sun Aug  1 02:21:20 2004
    
    panic(cpu 0): AppleU3ART: Out of IOVM Space
    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
          Backtrace:
             0x0008391C 0x00083E00 0x0001EDA4 0x004D7474 0x0026B3B8 0x0026B7F4 0x0063AB98 0x0063AA78 
             0x00639460 0x0064CAA4 0x0063D15C 0x006562E8 0x006536DC 0x0063C3C8 0x0027C360 0x0027E034 
             0x0007B318 0x00021668 0x0001BCE8 0x0001C0F0 0x00094558 0x00000000 
          Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
             com.apple.ATIRadeon9700(3.1.8)@0x635000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(1.4)@0x394000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.3.2)@0x600000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.3.2)@0x61f000
             com.apple.driver.AppleMacRiscPCI(2.2)@0x4d2000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(1.4)@0x394000
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
       Exception state (sv=0x2BB32280)
          PC=0x900074C8; MSR=0x0200F030; DAR=0x012D6048; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x90007018; R1=0xBFFEE5D0; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)
    
    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 7.4.0:
    Wed May 12 16:58:24 PDT 2004; root:xnu/xnu-517.7.7.obj~7/RELEASE_PPC
    
    
    *********
    
    Thu Aug 19 18:43:58 2004
    
    
    panic(cpu 0): AppleU3ART: Out of IOVM Space
    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
          Backtrace:
             0x000836E4 0x00083BC8 0x0001EDA4 0x2D4A0474 0x0026BBD8 0x0026C014 0x0026B020 0x0026A6CC 
             0x43035E94 0x43034E88 0x000D7848 0x000CEDB0 0x000D3F20 0x000D4B50 0x001E4940 0x000C58C0 
             0x002452B4 0x00094200 0x2591ECDC 
          Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
             com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily(1.3.3)@0x43027000
             com.apple.driver.AppleMacRiscPCI(2.2)@0x2d49b000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(1.4)@0x2a627000
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
       Exception state (sv=0x45001A00)
          PC=0x9002E18C; MSR=0x0000D030; DAR=0xEFFFF838; DSISR=0x0A000000; LR=0x90025048; R1=0xBFFFF720; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)
    
    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 7.5.0:
    Thu Aug  5 19:26:16 PDT 2004; root:xnu/xnu-517.7.21.obj~3/RELEASE_PPC
    
    
    
    *********
    
    Tue Aug 31 18:56:49 2004
    
    
    panic(cpu 0): AppleU3ART: Out of IOVM Space
    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
          Backtrace:
             0x000836E4 0x00083BC8 0x0001EDA4 0x004E0474 0x0026BBD8 0x0026C014 0x0026B020 0x0026A6CC 
             0x0040CE94 0x0040BE88 0x000D7848 0x000CEDB0 0x000D3F20 0x000D4B50 0x001E4940 0x000C58C0 
             0x002452B4 0x00094200 0x76617465 
          Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
             com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily(1.3.3)@0x3fe000
             com.apple.driver.AppleMacRiscPCI(2.2)@0x4db000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(1.4)@0x394000
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
       Exception state (sv=0x30B65280)
          PC=0x9002E18C; MSR=0x0000D030; DAR=0xEFFFF838; DSISR=0x0A000000; LR=0x90025048; R1=0xBFFFF720; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)
    
    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 7.5.0:
    Thu Aug  5 19:26:16 PDT 2004; root:xnu/xnu-517.7.21.obj~3/RELEASE_PPC
    
    
    
    *********
    
    
    They're all "Out of IOVM Space" panics... I have no idea what caused them, and they happen roughly every two weeks or so.
     
  4. rrw150 macrumors newbie

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    #4
    i was talking to my girlfriend online and her comp. froze, so she called me and told me that she had dragged the system X folder into iChat and tried to send it to someone. and then we she tried to restart her comp. it said PANIC (CPU 0) (unable to find driver). what should she do!? she has an iBook 1ghz. thank you!
     
  5. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a

    titaniumducky

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    Nov 22, 2003
    #5
    Is your hard drive low on space? It sounds like your computer might be running out of "Virtual Memory" - the swapfile on your hard drive which acts as a holder for extra stuff that needs to be put in the RAM but room isn't available for.

    If your hard drive is low on space, try freeing up some more space. If not, I don't know what the problem could be, but you might want to do a clean install.
     

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