I think I had a kernal panic, without a crash!


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Dec 9, 2001
State of Denial
So I'm surfing theregus.com on OmniWeb, while the latest version of OmniWeb is downloading in the background. OmniWeb finishes downloading, Disk Copy mounts the image fine, but then, about 10 seconds after it closes, the console pops up telling me that 'coreservicesd' crashed. Then the app package in the disk image turned into a folder! The text of the crash log reads as follows:


Date/Time: 2002-10-01 18:14:01 -0700
OS Version: 10.2.1 (Build 6D52)
Host: Daniel-DeCovnicks-Computer.local.

Command: coreservicesd
PID: 329

Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x002890fb

Thread 0 Crashed:
#0 0x90276954 in _FreeSegSet
#1 0x9025c180 in _TableFreeBytes
#2 0x90276fb8 in CSStoreFreeUnit
#3 0x9280e2c4 in _LSAliasRemove
#4 0x9280dec8 in _LSBundleRemove
#5 0x9280a608 in _LSReceiveBundleRegistration
#6 0x9281817c in _LSReceiveRegistration
#7 0x00107c28 in _LS_server_Register
#8 0x001076b8 in _XRegister
#9 0x00107b54 in LSPlugin_server
#10 0x90246008 in __SKMultiDemux
#11 0x90032324 in mach_msg_server
#12 0x000035a4 in 0x35a4
#13 0x00003a38 in 0x3a38
#14 0x00002d04 in 0x2d04
#15 0x00002b84 in 0x2b84

Thread 1:
#0 0x90074328 in mach_msg_trap
#1 0x90006670 in mach_msg
#2 0x901490a8 in __CFRunLoopRun
#3 0x9018157c in CFRunLoopRunSpecific
#4 0x901488f8 in CFRunLoopRun
#5 0x000037ec in 0x37ec
#6 0x90021428 in _pthread_body

Thread 2:
#0 0x9003f188 in semaphore_wait_signal_trap
#1 0x9003efa4 in _pthread_cond_wait
#2 0x9019128c in DNSecondaryQueueGetRetainedNote
#3 0x9019136c in DNTalkToClients
#4 0x90021428 in _pthread_body

PPC Thread State:
srr0: 0x90276954 srr1: 0x0000d030 vrsave: 0x00000000
xer: 0x00000000 lr: 0x9025c180 ctr: 0x90276f68 mq: 0x00000000
r0: 0x00000000 r1: 0xbffff180 r2: 0x00000000 r3: 0x001e7000
r4: 0x000a20fb r5: 0xcce4ab28 r6: 0x00000000 r7: 0xbffff254
r8: 0x000007d8 r9: 0x000002ec r10: 0x001dc01c r11: 0x00000000
r12: 0x90276f68 r13: 0x00000000 r14: 0x00000000 r15: 0x00000000
r16: 0x000ff024 r17: 0xbffff790 r18: 0x00000000 r19: 0x00000000
r20: 0x00003488 r21: 0xa00021ec r22: 0x00000a03 r23: 0x000019b8
r24: 0x001c8010 r25: 0x001db000 r26: 0xcce4ab28 r27: 0x000a20fb
r28: 0x00001d14 r29: 0x000a20fb r30: 0x001e7000 r31: 0x9280a4b8

Any idea what happened? I'm running 10.2.1 on an iMac DV+ 450 with 320MB RAM and nothing but RAM and Airport card upgraded.

Edit: other problems: The folders in the root directory of my HD with custom icons (Applications, Users, System, Library, and System Folder), just had their icons completely disappear! No white square where the icon should be, they're just GONE. I have to double click the names very fast in order to open the folder. Same thing with the Utilities folder in Applications. All the icons in the toolbar except for Back, View, and Path are radically altered or completely gone, same with the shortcuts to them in the Go menu. The iMac icon is now just a mask. Ah, what the hell, I'll just post a pic if I can. Oh yeah, one other thing, I can't click and drag anything, anywhere, not even moving folders or files inside a window.


macrumors 65816
Jan 19, 2002
Well, a kernel panic is where you were headed, but you did not have one.

This error indicates that the process was killed because it was threatening the kernel, and the methodology to protect the kernel from panicking (kernel_protection) failed.

Outside of that, this isn't my area, but I would be willing to speculate that a chunk of data came back from RAM and was not as expected.


macrumors 68020
Jan 9, 2002
Austin, TX
Imagine everything inside your computer delicately balanced like a man with about 20 spinning plates... Now, start throwing plates at him... That's kinda what happened :p

Personally, I find kernel panics kinda fun and interesting... Of course, I rarely have them, and when I do, it's usually not in the middle of something important.
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