Google "update agent" freezing system?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Dnix, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Dnix macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Apparently this is associated with Chrome. Which I uninstalled ages ago, go figure. :rolleyes:

    The entire system will freeze, and a hard reboot is required. Thought the source of the problem was all sorts of things, even called Apple support at one point. I think I've nailed it though...


    This updater thing is trying to spawn something ("posix_spawn") but failing. The second time, it confirms with a flat out "posix_spawn fatal error: 9!"

    Will getting rid of this thing, solve my freezing?


    Code:
    9/7/11 7:38:55 AM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[150]	(com.google.keystone.user.agent[13979]) Exited with exit code: 1
    9/7/11 11:10:29 PM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[150]	(com.google.keystone.user.agent[18331]) posix_spawn("/Users/*****//Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent", ...): No such file or directory
    9/7/11 11:10:29 PM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[150]	(com.google.keystone.user.agent[18331]) Exited with exit code: 1
    9/8/11 12:09:12 AM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[150]	(com.google.keystone.user.agent[20864]) posix_spawn("/Users/*****//Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent", ...): No such file or directory
    9/8/11 12:09:12 AM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[150]	(com.google.keystone.user.agent[20864]) Exited with exit code: 1
    9/8/11 1:07:55 AM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[150]	(com.google.keystone.user.agent[23345]) posix_spawn("/Users/*****//Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent", ...): No such file or directory
    9/8/11 1:07:55 AM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[150]	(com.google.keystone.user.agent[23345]) Exited with exit code: 1
    9/8/11 2:06:38 AM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[150]	(com.google.keystone.user.agent[25888]) posix_spawn("/Users/*****//Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent", ...): No such file or directory
    9/8/11 2:06:38 AM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[150]	(com.google.keystone.user.agent[25888]) Exited with exit code: 1
    

    Code:
    9/28/11 2:55:02 AM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[151]	(com.google.keystone.user.agent[1923]) posix_spawn("/Users/*****//Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent", ...): No such file or directory
    9/28/11 2:55:02 AM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[151]	(com.google.keystone.user.agent[1923]) Exited with exit code: 1
    9/28/11 3:53:45 AM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[151]	(com.google.keystone.user.agent[2087]) posix_spawn("/Users/*****//Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent", ...): No such file or directory
    9/28/11 3:53:45 AM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[151]	(com.google.keystone.user.agent[2087]) Exited with exit code: 1
    9/28/11 7:54:34 AM	[0x0-0xd70d7].org.m0k.transmission[1738]	connect: Network is down
    9/28/11 7:54:34 AM	[0x0-0xd70d7].org.m0k.transmission[1738]	connect: Network is down
    9/28/11 7:54:34 AM	[0x0-0xd70d7].org.m0k.transmission[1738]	connect: Network is down
    9/28/11 7:54:39 AM	[0x0-0x1b01b].com.apple.Safari[228]	posix_spawn fatal error: 9!
    

    Edit: Looks like it's trying to launch something from /Users/......

    But I changed my home folder path to a different drive than the boot drive. This may explain the failure.

    Still, this thing probably shouldn't have been on my computer to begin with, kind of lame.
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    #2
    All it means is you didn't completely uninstall Chrome, which is one of the programs that does leave behind meaningful stuff after trashing the app itself. The Google Updater is launched via a LaunchAgent, which is what's causing the issue here. Trash /Library/LaunchAgents/com.google.keystone.agent.plist and the problem should disappear.

    jW
     
  3. Dnix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Alright cool. I think I just now unchecked a box in that plist file, for running at start time.

    But I will trash it altogether. Thanks.
     

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