imac restarts - what log entry should i see ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by danyg, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. danyg macrumors member

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    Hi,

    My iMac is randomly restarting.
    To find the cause, I'm trying to investigate through Console Log.

    BUT, what text entry in this log shows a restart so I can find the last entries BEFORE the restart ?

    Thanks/Dany.
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    look at the messages (all/console messages) to see if there is anything.

    System.Log and the crash/hang-reports

    As far as finding boot times...

    in the system log you should see a lot of the kernal[0] messages with the copyright and Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.x, ect. about boot time.

    Bunch of the stuff you'd see if you booted into single user mode.
     
  3. danyg thread starter macrumors member

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    here's the log... where/when my mac actually restarted ?

    Hi, below is the copy/paste of the log...
    After, exactly, what entry, did my imac restarted ?
    By what's seen, can we conclude what happened ?

    Apr 30 00:56:26 dany-gellers-imac MozyBackup[54]: (send) Finished backing up 1 files
    Apr 30 00:56:26 dany-gellers-imac MozyBackup[54]: (send) Getting files from queue
    Apr 30 00:56:26 dany-gellers-imac MozyBackup[54]: (send) Offering 2 files (0 are removes)
    Apr 30 00:56:32 dany-gellers-imac MozyBackup[54]: (send) Finished backing up 2 files
    Apr 30 00:56:32 dany-gellers-imac MozyBackup[54]: (send) Getting files from queue
    Apr 30 00:56:32 dany-gellers-imac MozyBackup[54]: (send) Offering 1 files (0 are removes)
    Apr 30 00:56:38 dany-gellers-imac MozyBackup[54]: (send) Finished backing up 1 files
    Apr 30 00:56:38 dany-gellers-imac MozyBackup[54]: (send) Getting files from queue
    Apr 30 00:56:38 dany-gellers-imac MozyBackup[54]: (send) Offering 2 files (0 are removes)
    Apr 30 00:56:41 dany-gellers-imac MozyBackup[54]: (send) Finished backing up 2 files
    Apr 30 00:56:41 dany-gellers-imac MozyBackup[54]: (send) Getting files from queue
    Apr 30 00:56:57 dany-gellers-imac MozyBackup[54]: (send) Offering 1 files (0 are removes)
    Apr 30 00:57:04 dany-gellers-imac MozyBackup[54]: (send) Finished backing up 1 files
    Apr 30 00:57:04 dany-gellers-imac MozyBackup[54]: (send) Getting files from queue
    Apr 30 00:57:05 dany-gellers-imac MozyBackup[54]: (send) Offering 2 files (0 are removes)
    Apr 30 00:57:59 localhost kernel[0]: npvhash=4095
    Apr 30 00:57:58 localhost com.apple.launchctl.System[2]: launchctl: Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init.d/dashboardadvisoryd.plist
    Apr 30 00:57:58 localhost com.apple.launchd[1] (org.cups.cupsd): Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
    Apr 30 00:57:58 localhost com.apple.launchd[1] (org.ntp.ntpd): Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
    Apr 30 00:57:59 localhost DirectoryService[11]: Launched version 5.2 (v514.4)
    Apr 30 00:57:59 localhost kernel[0]: hi mem tramps at 0xffe00000
    Apr 30 00:57:59 localhost DirectoryService[11]: WARNING - dsTouch: file was asked to be opened </Library/Preferences/DirectoryService/.DSIsRunning>: (File exists)
    Apr 30 00:57:59 localhost kernel[0]: PAE enabled
    Apr 30 00:57:59 localhost kernel[0]: 64 bit mode enabled
    Apr 30 00:57:59 localhost kernel[0]: Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.2: Tue Mar 4 21:17:34 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.4.31~1/RELEASE_I386
    Apr 30 00:57:59 localhost kernel[0]: standard timeslicing quantum is 10000 us
    Apr 30 00:57:59 localhost kernel[0]: vm_page_bootstrap: 972891 free pages and 75685 wired pages
    Apr 30 00:58:00 localhost kernel[0]: mig_table_max_displ = 79
    Apr 30 00:58:00 localhost kernel[0]: 105 prelinked modules
    Apr 30 00:58:00 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=0 LocalApicId=0 Enabled
    Apr 30 00:58:00 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=1 LocalApicId=1 Enabled
    Apr 30 00:58:00 localhost kernel[0]: Loading security extension com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    This is the restart...
    You will see the same thing if you boot into single user mode.

    So likely it crashed prior to Apr 30 00:57:59 -- it'll give you a time to look at your crash logs, system logs, etc.

    ---

    As for the specific restart command, don't know. Might be located somewhere else.

    This is just an easy thing to look for.

    Also looking in the archived logs may also help.
     
  5. danyg thread starter macrumors member

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    another crash - any clue ?

    Hi
    Thanks for your time...
    Below anoooother crash :

    Any hint ? I'm kind of lost... What should I be looking for, before the crash?
    Are the errors shown important ? They are the cause of the restart ?

    ......
    30/04/08 22:32:21 Microsoft Excel[789] CGBitmapContextGetData: invalid context
    30/04/08 22:32:21 Microsoft Excel[789] CGBitmapContextGetData: invalid context
    30/04/08 22:32:21 Microsoft Excel[789] CGBitmapContextGetData: invalid context
    30/04/08 22:32:21 Microsoft Excel[789] CGBitmapContextGetData: invalid context
    30/04/08 22:32:22 Microsoft Excel[789] CGBitmapContextGetData: invalid context
    30/04/08 22:32:22 Microsoft Excel[789] CGBitmapContextGetData: invalid context
    30/04/08 22:32:37 KernelEventAgent[38] tid 00000000 received unknown event (48)
    30/04/08 23:23:22 com.apple.launchctl.System[2] fsck_hfs: Volume is journaled. No checking performed.
    30/04/08 23:23:22 com.apple.launchctl.System[2] fsck_hfs: Use the -f option to force checking.
    30/04/08 23:23:25 com.apple.launchctl.System[2] launchctl: Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init.d/dashboardadvisoryd.plist
    30/04/08 23:23:25 com.apple.launchd[1] (org.cups.cups-lpd) Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
    30/04/08 23:23:25 com.apple.launchd[1] (org.cups.cupsd) Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
    30/04/08 23:23:25 com.apple.launchd[1] (org.ntp.ntpd) Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
    30/04/08 23:23:26 kernel npvhash=4095
    30/04/08 23:23:26 DirectoryService[11] Launched version 5.2 (v514.4)
    30/04/08 23:23:26 kernel hi mem tramps at 0xffe00000
    30/04/08 23:23:26 DirectoryService[11] WARNING - dsTouch: file was asked to be opened </Library/Preferences/DirectoryService/.DSIsRunning>: (File exists)

    30/04/08 23:23:26 kernel PAE enabled
    30/04/08 23:23:26 kernel 64 bit mode enabled
    30/04/08 23:23:26 kernel Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.2: Tue Mar 4 21:17:34 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.4.31~1/RELEASE_I386
    30/04/08 23:23:26 kernel standard timeslicing quantum is 10000 us
    30/04/08 23:23:26 kernel vm_page_bootstrap: 972891 free pages and 75685 wired pages
    30/04/08 23:23:26 kernel mig_table_max_displ = 79
    30/04/08 23:23:26 kernel 105 prelinked modules
    ......
     

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