Google issues statement about Chrome crashes on 2012 Macbooks

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stetrain, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009

    So it seems like a combination of a bug in Chrome and a bug in Apple's HD4000 driver, since a bug in Chrome shouldn't be able to make the driver cause a kernel panic.
  2. djmoody macrumors regular

    May 13, 2012
    I do appreciate these giant rivals working working together to fix a problem, at least when its in each of their own best interests.
  3. thomaskc macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2010
    It's bad for business to not work together on things like this, support of each others things is what they make a living of for the most part.

    Same reason why google chrome browser is now available in the iphone app store :)
  4. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2012
    Well they are competing against safari so obviously it's in there best interest to support and fix things quickly lol:apple:
  5. djmoody macrumors regular

    May 13, 2012
    Apple had to do a bit of fixing as well.

    But all too often you'll see companies cut off their nose to spite their face. With public companies, the requirement that everything they do be in their stockholders best interest is taken very liberally.

    Apple could have said "If we ignore the problem, Google will lose $15 million and we'll only lose $7.5 million", instead of thinking "If we fix this, we don't lose any money, who cares how much google is losing". I'm greatful that companies are going for profits instead of company wars right now.
  6. YsoSerious macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2008
    Anyone have scrolling issues with chrome using the trackpad? It seems to get stuck when trying to scroll up or down. Using early 2011 MBP.
  7. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2012
    It's shocking that this can still happen in 2012. I'm sure than either updated drivers for OS X and/or a Chrome update will fix this specific instance, but hopefully Mountain Lion fixes the underlying problem.

    It hasn't been possible for a graphics driver crash to take down Windows anymore since the release of Vista in 2006 and the introduction of WDDM.

    If the graphics driver crashes, it simply restarts the graphics stack rather than bluescreening (equivalent of a kernel panic) and taking down the entire OS with it.
  8. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Well, GPU drivers are complicated, bugs happen. Still, this one is a rather extreme one. Clearly not google's fault. Even if there is a bug in chrome (which I doubt, as it happily runs on every other GPU) a bug in user-space software should never cause a kernel panic.
  9. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    The Kernel

    Probably the same problem, and therefore the same solution:
    (use gfxCardStatus)

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