Kernel Panic (Grey Reboot Screen) on 2012 Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Penooker, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Penooker macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2010
    I've been getting several kernel panics on my base model MBP Retina. Each time, I was using Chrome. The panic log seems to be related to the Graphics. Every single time the HD4000 kext is on the stack trace. A snippet of panic log:

          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Google Chrome He
    Mac OS version:
    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.2: Wed May 30 20:13:51 PDT 2012; root:xnu-1699.31.2~1/RELEASE_X86_64
    Kernel UUID: 25EC645A-8793-3201-8D0A-23EA280EC755
    System model name: MacBookPro10,1 (Mac-C3EC7CD22292981F)
    Here's a thread on Apple Support Forums on this:

    It seems like Chrome maybe the one causing it. Even so, this is Apple's fault, since a non-privileged user space program should not be able to cause a kernel panic. The kernel QA and security audit team needs to step up their game.
  2. MTShipp, Jun 16, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2012

    MTShipp macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2009
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Previous posts last night and yesterday about this already. Wait for new build. Known issue.

    Edit: Saw your last sentence just now. Now I see your point.
  3. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    It's likely that Apple are forcing the Macs to kernel panic whenever any Google software is being run. One way to ensure that nobody uses your competitor's products.
  4. zahque macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
    insert meme: retina running chrome. "NOT SURE IF EVIL"

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