debugging kernel panic

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  1. stef25, Jul 2, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011

    stef25 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'm getting kernel panics up to the point where my mac is unusable. There's about 50GB of data I'm trying to back up as a precautionary measure, but the computer panics before I'm able to copy everything.

    • Before the panic's message displays the computer's fan starts blowing much louder. The first panic of the day happens after about 30 min, after restarting it seems to happen much more frequent. Something to do with fan / temperature?
    • There is no panic.log to be found anywhere. Is there any point in me posting data from the console.log file?
    • Router disconnected, Airport disabled, removed all USB devices, shut down a bunch of programs running in the back ground ...

    The mac store here is miles away and I really need to back up some sensitive data before taking it there. Is there anything else I can do to try and debug this panic log?

    EDIT: Some extra data. Mac OSX 10.5.8, Kernel Darwin 9.8.0
     
  2. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    You can get the kernel panic report after the restart. When a kernel panic occurs, hold down the power button to turn off the Mac and then turn it back on by pushing the power button. Then, it's your chance to get the report. Copy the report and paste it here.
     
  3. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    You can also post the console.log file. The first 100 lines will be probably sufficient.
     
  4. stef25 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I found the panic logs. Here is one

    Sat Jul 2 10:42:17 2011
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001AB0FE): Kernel trap at 0x00dae45d, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x00000000, CR3: 0x0120e000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x00000000, EBX: 0x00000036, ECX: 0x07020d14, EDX: 0x0001adb0
    CR2: 0x00000000, EBP: 0x00108b18, ESI: 0x070e5720, EDI: 0x00108ff0
    EFL: 0x00010006, EIP: 0x00dae45d, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x07760010
    Error code: 0x00000000

    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x108918 : 0x12b4c6 (0x45f91c 0x10894c 0x13355c 0x0)
    0x108968 : 0x1ab0fe (0x469a98 0xdae45d 0xe 0x469248)
    0x108a48 : 0x1a1713 (0x108a60 0x0 0x108b18 0xdae45d)
    0x108a58 : 0xdae45d (0xe 0x100048 0x100010 0xda0010)
    0x108b18 : 0xdaefa4 (0x0 0x2f 0x0 0x0)
    0x108b58 : 0xdaf109 (0x0 0x1e5 0x15108e6 0xffff08e6)
    0x108cb8 : 0xdaf267 (0x1 0x4 0xdb9d7c 0x0)
    0x108cf8 : 0xdaf085 (0x4 0xdb9d7c 0x0 0x0)
    0x108d38 : 0xda371f (0xdbb3e8 0xdbbebc 0x0 0x0)
    0x108d98 : 0xd9c912 (0x747c410 0x108e58 0x1 0x1)
    0x108dd8 : 0xd9eec8 (0x747c410 0xdc143c 0x108e58 0x40)
    0x108e08 : 0xd9eefd (0x747c410 0x8 0x108e58 0x0)
    0x108e38 : 0xd9bb1b (0x747c410 0x8 0x108e58 0xd13f7d)
    0x108ea8 : 0xdaad66 (0x747c410 0xdbf8b4 0x20 0x428f13)
    0x108ed8 : 0xd832b3 (0x759c954 0x5b97d010 0xd 0xdbf8b4)
    0x108f08 : 0x6a4cbd (0x70e5720 0x36 0x469db000 0x0)
    Backtrace continues...
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.kext.ATY_Hypoprion(5.4.8)@0xd4e000->0xdc8fff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.7.3)@0x69a000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.6)@0x5ce000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.7.3)@0x67d000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.2.0)@0x627000
    com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.7.3)@0x69a000->0x6a7fff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.6)@0x5ce000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.7.3)@0x67d000

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

    Mac OS version:
    9L31a

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:55:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: iMac8,1 (Mac-F227BEC8)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 40624402203
    unloaded kexts:
    (none)
    loaded kexts:
    com.vmware.kext.vmioplug 1.1 - last loaded 39190219782
    com.vmware.kext.vmci 1.1
    com.vmware.kext.vmx86 1.1
    com.Logitech.Control Center.HID Driver 2.6.0
    at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch 2.0.45
    com.apple.filesystems.autofs 2.0.2
    com.apple.driver.InternalModemSupport 2.4.0
    com.apple.driver.iTunesPhoneDriver 1.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass 2.0.8
    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 2.1.10f2
    com.apple.driver.AppleHDAPlatformDriver 1.7.1a2
    com.apple.driver.AppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver 1.7.1a2
    com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient 2.7.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleHDA 1.7.1a2
    com.apple.kext.ATY_Hypoprion 5.4.8
    com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9d0
    com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 6.0.3
    com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver 1.0.6
    com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl 2.8.15
    com.apple.driver.AppleTyMCEDriver 1.0.0d28
    com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController 1.7.1a2
    com.apple.ATIRadeonX2000 5.4.8
    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP 1.7.7
    com.apple.driver.AppleIRController 113
    com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin 3.4.0a17
    com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 1.3.1
    com.apple.driver.AppleBacklight 1.6.0
    com.apple.driver.BroadcomUSBBluetoothHCIController 2.1.10f2
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub 3.5.2
    com.apple.driver.PioneerSuperDrive 2.0.9
    com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient 2.1.1
    com.apple.driver.XsanFilter 2.7.91
    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage 1.2.2
    com.apple.iokit.IOATAPIProtocolTransport 1.5.3
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub 3.4.9
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient 3.5.2
    com.apple.driver.AppleFileSystemDriver 1.1.0
    com.apple.iokit.AppleYukon2 3.1.13b2
    com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx 366.91.21
    com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI 3.9.7
    com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort 1.7.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA 2.0.1
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI 3.4.6
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI 3.5.2
    com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM 1.2.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleRTC 1.2.3
    com.apple.driver.AppleHPET 1.4
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPCI 1.2.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons 1.2.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS 1.4
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC 1.2.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC 1.4
    com.apple.security.seatbelt 107.12
    com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall 1.8.77
    com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet 3
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement 76.2.0
    com.apple.driver.DiskImages 199
    com.apple.BootCache 30.4
    com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily 9.4
    com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib 1.7.1a2
    com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily 1.6.9fc5
    com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib 1.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily 1.7.1a2
    com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily 3.4.0a17
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMC 2.3.1d1
    com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport 1.7.3
    com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily 1.7.3
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController 2.1.10f2
    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily 2.1.10f2
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver 3.4.6
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite 3.2.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice 2.1.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily 1.5
    com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily 1.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily 1.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice 2.1.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily 2.1.1
    com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family 216.1
    com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily 1.6.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily 3.4.9
    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily 1.5.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily 2.0.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily 3.5.2
    com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime 1.2.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily 1.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily 1.5.6
    com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily 1.5.7
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform 1.2.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily 1.2.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily 2.6
     
  5. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    From
    "com.vmware.kext.vmioplug 1.1 - last loaded 39190219782
    com.vmware.kext.vmci 1.1
    com.vmware.kext.vmx86 1.1
    com.Logitech.Control Center.HID Driver 2.6.0
    at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch 2.0.45",
    I guess that it is the vmware that causes the kernel panics. See if it works by uninstalling vmware.
     
  6. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    I learned that third party kernel extensions tend to cause kernel panics. Often, kernel panics are caused by fault memory dimms. However, in your case the kernel panics are most likely caused by third party kernel extensions. Remove them and see if kernel panics go away.
     
  7. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    Sydney, Australia
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    Except that the BSD process is kernel_task, and the top-level kext in the backtrace from the kernel panic is ATY_Hypoprion.

    This, combined with your fans speeding up seems to indicate an overheating graphics card.

    Perform an AHT (Apple Hardware Test). I *think* it will do some checks on the graphics card. Not too sure. Also can't really vouch for the reliability of the AHT, but at least it's something you can do before bringing it to a Genius Bar.
     
  8. stef25, Jul 2, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011

    stef25 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can AHT only run off the install disc? My DVD drive stopped working about 2 weeks after I bought the computer ...

    I do have Snow Leopard on a USB stick, which I was planning to install anyway. Could the test run off the stick?
     

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