Just had Kernel Panic on month-old computer- should I worry?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ero87, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
    Hey friends,

    Just had a kernel panic on my brand new macbook :(, this was the error log:

    Thu Nov 20 09:48:33 2008
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001A9C5C): Kernel trap at 0x0087b953, type 0=divide error, registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x2579a554, CR3: 0x018e5000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x000000df, EBX: 0x00000010, ECX: 0x00000000, EDX: 0x00000000
    CR2: 0x2579a554, EBP: 0x3031b998, ESI: 0x00000202, EDI: 0x000000e0
    EFL: 0x00010246, EIP: 0x0087b953, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010
    Error code: 0x00000000

    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x3031b7a8 : 0x12b4c9 (0x45aaac 0x3031b7dc 0x1335ba 0x0)
    0x3031b7f8 : 0x1a9c5c (0x464070 0x87b953 0x0 0x463750)
    0x3031b8d8 : 0x1a026d (0x3031b8f0 0x0 0x3031b998 0x87b953)
    0x3031b8e8 : 0x87b953 (0xe 0x48 0x10 0x10)
    0x3031b998 : 0x88271a (0x201bf000 0x0 0x3 0xe)
    0x3031b9d8 : 0x8843d9 (0x0 0x2bf63858 0x6 0x3031baf4)
    0x3031bb28 : 0x885640 (0x1 0x0 0x1 0x1)
    0x3031bba8 : 0x886f73 (0x1 0x0 0x4438180 0x201bfc5c)
    0x3031bc88 : 0x88714c (0x201bf000 0x3031bcc4 0x3031bd08 0x3031bd04)
    0x3031bd28 : 0x887549 (0x201bf000 0x201bfdf8 0x2bf4be00 0x4)
    0x3031bd68 : 0x83ccd4 (0x201bf000 0x2bf4be00 0x0 0x87d44b)
    0x3031bdb8 : 0x8790ab (0x4402400 0x0 0xffffffff 0x201bf000)
    0x3031bde8 : 0x88c9d3 (0x4442480 0x6718600 0x13 0x0)
    0x3031bea8 : 0x89db19 (0x201bf000 0x44493c0 0x6718600 0x0)
    0x3031bf08 : 0x8be577 (0x201bf000 0x3031bf54 0x140485 0x0)
    0x3031bf28 : 0x424624 (0x4442480 0x4442440 0x0 0x2a2b60a4)
    Backtrace continues...
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family(214.1)@0x815000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.5)@0x600000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily(1.6.1)@0x7ff000

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

    Mac OS version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.5.1: Fri Sep 19 16:19:24 PDT 2008; root:xnu-1228.8.30~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: MacBook5,1 (Mac-F42D89C8)

    Should I be worried? I had a a bunch of MS Word windows open at the time of the panic, that's it.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    Although not common, kernel panics do happen from time to time and can happen for a variety of reasons (that's my way of saying I'm not nearly geeky enough to understand let alone explain why). If it starts to happen frequently, then it might signal a problem (hardware or software). But I wouldn't worry about one happening. I have had my MacBook Pro for two months and just had a kernel panic the other day. No biggie.
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says.....with computer stuff (amongst other things) I use the general rule "nothing happens until it happens twice"....oh yeah!
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Truer words have never been spoken.
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    In any case, it looks like the kernel panic you experienced MAY have had something do with Airport. Just to keep that in mind.
  6. DaveF macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    Don't worry excessively. Make a note about it for future reference, in case it becomes recurrent.

    But I also had one the first month, last year. Had another one maybe six months later. But in general everything works fine.

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