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

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

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    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):
    com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx(361.9.5)@0x834000->0x973fff
    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:
    9F2114

    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

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    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

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    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

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    Truer words have never been spoken.
     
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

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    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

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    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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