Kernel Panic. 2008 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Cmd-the-World, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Cmd-the-World macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2010
    Hi all,

    I have a 2008 iMac with the infamous 8800GS and lately I am having a number of kernel panic. The last kernel panic prior to today was about 1 week ago but I was too busy to post here. Today I had another kernel panic and I have no idea what is causing the problem. I am suspecting that it might be the graphics card but I don't know how to read the crash log.

    I would appreciate if you could help me out and pin point the likely cause of the kernel panics.


    Interval Since Last Panic Report:  64669 sec
    Panics Since Last Report:          1
    Anonymous UUID:                    7CC60BF1-0A43-4958-9EDF-077D8B365087
    Mon Jan 23 15:49:31 2012
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80002c266d): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7f813942ad, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0x0000000000000000, CR3: 0x000000001dda7000, CR4: 0x0000000000000660
    RAX: 0xffffff800c951400, RBX: 0xffffff800db5dc00, RCX: 0xffffff808070bb01, RDX: 0xffffff80002296b3
    RSP: 0xffffff808070bb70, RBP: 0xffffff808070bbc0, RSI: 0x0000000000000000, RDI: 0x0000000000000000
    R8:  0x0000000000000010, R9:  0xffffff8000803000, R10: 0x0000001f192ea253, R11: 0xffffff80002d8220
    R12: 0xffffff80008df7c0, R13: 0x00000000e00002bc, R14: 0x0000000000000000, R15: 0x000000000000002b
    RFL: 0x0000000000010282, RIP: 0xffffff7f813942ad, CS:  0x0000000000000008, SS:  0x0000000000000010
    CR2: 0x0000000000000000, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Faulting CPU: 0x0
    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff808070b830 : 0xffffff8000220702 
    0xffffff808070b8b0 : 0xffffff80002c266d 
    0xffffff808070ba50 : 0xffffff80002d7a1d 
    0xffffff808070ba70 : 0xffffff7f813942ad 
    0xffffff808070bbc0 : 0xffffff7f81390ebb 
    0xffffff808070bc00 : 0xffffff800063a1b1 
    0xffffff808070bc60 : 0xffffff7f81392495 
    0xffffff808070bc90 : 0xffffff7f8138f901 
    0xffffff808070bcf0 : 0xffffff7f8138edf1 
    0xffffff808070bd20 : 0xffffff7f8138fa62 
    0xffffff808070bd50 : 0xffffff800063a1b1 
    0xffffff808070bdb0 : 0xffffff7f813946cd 
    0xffffff808070be00 : 0xffffff8000654850 
    0xffffff808070be50 : 0xffffff800029ef2d 
    0xffffff808070be80 : 0xffffff8000223006 
    0xffffff808070beb0 : 0xffffff8000214829 
    0xffffff808070bf10 : 0xffffff800021bb58 
    0xffffff808070bf70 : 0xffffff80002ae8a0 
    0xffffff808070bfb0 : 0xffffff80002d8383 
          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: blued
    Mac OS version:
    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 11.2.0: Tue Aug  9 20:54:00 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1699.24.8~1/RELEASE_X86_64
    Kernel UUID: 59275DFA-10C0-30B3-9E26-F7B5DFB1A432
    System model name: iMac8,1 (Mac-F227BEC8)
    System uptime in nanoseconds: 133566585656
    last loaded kext at 40692120682:	152.3 (addr 0xffffff7f81cd6000, size 12288)
    loaded kexts:
    com.attotech.driver.ATTOiSCSI	3.4.1b1
    com.rim.driver.BlackBerryUSBDriverInt	0.0.68	1.9.4d0	66.3	3.0	1.0.2d2	1.59	3.5.9	2.1.3f7	1.0.26	7.1.2	1.5.3	3.0.16	170.1.9	1.0.0d1	7.0.0	1.2.1	4.7.5d4	312	1.0.0d1	1.0.0d1	33	3.0.1	3.0.1	2.0.1	3.2.2b1	2.5.1	4.8.9	2.2.0	1.5.0	4.5.0	1.4	500.36.11	4.5.0	4.4.5	1.6	1.4	1.7	1.4	1.5	167.0.0	3.2.30	1	167.0.0	152.3	220.62.1	4.0.1f4	1.0	1.0.0d11	2.1.3f7	2.1.3f7	1.0.3	7.1.2	7.1.2	2.1.3f7	2.1.3f7	80.0	4.0.1f4	10.0.5	1.0.0d22	1.0.0d5	1.8.3fc11	1.3	3.0.16	3.0.16	2.3.2	2.3.2	1.0.10d0	3.1.1d8	4.7.5d4	2.2.4	13	4.0.1f4	4.0.1f4	4.0.1f4	4.4.5	4.5.3	3.0.1	1.6	1.7	1.7	403	3.0.0	2.5.1	4.4.5	2.0.7	4.5.3	411.1	2.0	1.5.0	1.7.1	1.1	165.3	1.0.0d1	7	331	28.18	3.0.0	3.9.0	3.0.1	1.7	3.0.1	4.5.3	1.4	2.6.7	1.4
    Model: iMac8,1, BootROM IM81.00C1.B00, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.06 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.30f1
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS, PCIe, 512 MB
    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 800 MHz, 0xCE00000000000000, 0x4D3420373054353636335148332D43463720
    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM1, 2 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 800 MHz, 0xCE00000000000000, 0x4D3420373054353636335148332D43463720
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8C), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
    Bluetooth: Version 4.0.1f4, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en1
    Serial ATA Device: WDC WD5000AAKS-40YGA1, 500.11 GB
    Parallel ATA Device: PIONEER DVD-RW  DVR-K06A
    USB Device: FreeAgent GoFlex, 0x0bc2  (Seagate LLC), 0x5021, 0xfa400000 / 3
    USB Device: USB_3_0 Reader, 0x05dc  (Lexar Media, Inc.), 0xb049, 0xfa200000 / 2
    USB Device: Built-in iSight, apple_vendor_id, 0x8502, 0xfd400000 / 2
    USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x1a100000 / 2
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x820f, 0x1a110000 / 5
    USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0x5d100000 / 2
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    I would recommend removing first:

    com.attotech.driver.ATTOiSCSI 3.4.1b1 and any other associated software and then test.

    And also look at:

    com.rim.driver.BlackBerryUSBDriverInt 0.0.68

    as a possible cause. Also I would STRONGLY suggest studying and using XLab's

    to learn how to troubleshoot and locate where your KP is coming from.
  3. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    Certainly seems bluetooth-related, not graphics-related. Are you using any third-party bluetooth devices? Keyboards? Mice?
  4. Cmd-the-World thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2010
    Thanks I will follow the instructions to try and figure out the problem. The problem I have is that the kernel panics aren't frequent enough to know if it was a software problem.

    I have a Magic Mouse, an Apple trackpad and an Apple wireless keyboard always connected. I also have paired a cordless home telephone from Siemens. However I only sync the telephone maybe 3 times a year and I leave it's bluetooth connection switched off. The last time I synced it, it was about 3-4 months ago.

    Just asking are you saying that it is bluetooth related from the backtrace?

    I am a noob at reading log files and kernel panics. I really need to learn.

    Thanks both of you for your help.
  5. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    Yes, it looks that way to me.

    The panic was triggered by the instruction at 0xffffff7f813942ad. It was of type 14=page fault, registers, which indicates an attempt to read from a non-present page in memory. The instruction at 0xffffff7f813942ad lies within @0xffffff7f8138d000->0xffffff7f8139efff. We also see "BSD process name corresponding to current thread: blued" --- The Mac OS X bluetooth daemon.

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