Mac Pro 5,1 - High Sierra - 970 EVO Plus NVMe on 4x PCIe adapter - getting periodic kernel panic “NV

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jdub9, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. jdub9 macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I’ve been trying to upgrade the storage and RAM in my Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010).


    After installing a 970 EVO Plus 1TB NVMe blade (https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/product/consumer/970evoplus/) in a Micro Connectors Low-Profile M.2 NVMe PCIe x4 adapter (http://microconnectors.com/micro-co...-ssd-to-pcie-x4-adapter-with-heat-sink-for-1u )

    I am periodically getting the following kernel panic:


    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff7f9d993e2b): nvme: " NVMe: Command timed-out and request found in the completion queue \n”@/BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/IONVMeFamily/IONVMeFamily-356.71.1/IONVMeController.cpp:5184


    I can trigger this 100% of the time by running Blackmagic Disk Speed Test on the 970 NVMe APFS Volume - during which the Write test will start to ramp up the speedometer (to approx 600-750) and then hang and 15-30 seconds later the Mac Pro reboots.


    Periodically the panic will just occur spontaneously without any user interaction with the NVMe volume.

    I’ve also copied 100GB of directories/files to/from/within the APFS Volume on the 970 NVMe and sometimes that works ok and sometimes it hits the same stall/timeout/panic.


    When running AJA System Test Lite, the write test will sometimes (but not always) stall for 1-2 seconds and then proceed to complete - leaving the write rate in the 700 range rather than 1500 - but it has never done a stall/panic as of yet.


    Notes:

    * the cMP is quite bare-bones right now (HD 5780 / 1x SATA SSD in HDD tray / 970 NVMe blade in PCIe 4x adapter card / 48GB RAM)

    • ROM version is currently 140.0.0.0.0 - I started to update to Mojave and did the corresponding ROM update - but then decided I’d rather have access to the boot screen/options since the HD 5780 gives me sufficient display resolution - so I’m booting High Sierra 10.13.6 from a SSD in a HDD tray right now (eventually will put it in a PCIe/SSD-SATA card)
    • There is NO heatsink installed on the 970 NVMe blade - but it is barely warm anyways.
    • Panic issue occurs with either the HD 5780 card installed or a GT120 card installed
    • Panic issue occurs with either the original 4x 4GB RAM sticks or with the upgraded 3x 16GB RAM sticks in slots 1/2/3 (and I ran memtest overnight with the 16GB sticks without any errors)
    • I’ve done a reinstall of High Sierra and also reset NVRAM/SMC multiple times
    • I moved the 970 NVMe stick/PCIe-card over to a Win7 box - deleted the partitions (diskpart) - created an NTFS volume - ran Samsung Magician which says the 970 firmware is the Latest - ran the Samsung Magician performance test with no issues - ran the “winsat disk -drive <drive-letter> ” disk performance test a few times with no issues - copied 50GB-100GB of data to/from/within the NVMe volume with no issues - also tried to run the Win version of Blackmagic, but without any actually Blackmagic cards install was unable to select a target drive
    • I also tried another Micro Connectors NVME PCIe x4 adapter and the issue still occurs (http://microconnectors.com/m-2-nvme-80mm-ssd-pcie-x4-adapter-with-covered-heat-sink/)
    • I do have a Lycom DT-120 M.2 PCIe card arriving tomorrow and will test with that (though I doubt that will resolve things given that it looks to be just a pass-through between the NVMe blade and the MB PCIe x4 slot)


    Does anyone have any suggestions on next steps?


    Thanks,

    Jim



    Anonymous UUID: 0F0C8485-1791-E425-4AEA-25C524345D04


    Fri Mar 8 09:06:49 2019


    *** Panic Report ***

    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff7f9d993e2b): nvme: " NVMe: Command timed-out and request found in the completion queue \n"@/BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/IONVMeFamily/IONVMeFamily-356.71.1/IONVMeController.cpp:5184

    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address

    0xffffff85820cbb60 : 0xffffff801b06e1c6

    0xffffff85820cbbb0 : 0xffffff801b196a74

    0xffffff85820cbbf0 : 0xffffff801b188d44

    0xffffff85820cbc60 : 0xffffff801b0201e0

    0xffffff85820cbc80 : 0xffffff801b06dc3c

    0xffffff85820cbdb0 : 0xffffff801b06d9fc

    0xffffff85820cbe10 : 0xffffff7f9d993e2b

    0xffffff85820cbe30 : 0xffffff801b69f7ac

    0xffffff85820cbea0 : 0xffffff801b69f6d6

    0xffffff85820cbed0 : 0xffffff801b0a7624

    0xffffff85820cbf40 : 0xffffff801b0a7185

    0xffffff85820cbfa0 : 0xffffff801b01f557

    Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

    com.apple.iokit.IONVMeFamily(2.1)[1170C79B-9E09-3CD3-970B-C419EBF9037F]@0xffffff7f9d97f000->0xffffff7f9d9befff

    dependency: com.apple.driver.AppleMobileFileIntegrity(1.0.5)[F314E6BA-45C5-3D8B-A3BF-C4CAE13DDADC]@0xffffff7f9bfaf000

    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[D91E9813-9717-31B8-BFE5-2F3A00F375F3]@0xffffff7f9b894000

    dependency: com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM(2.1)[F35A52E2-CF80-3BA9-92B5-25EFE216094F]@0xffffff7f9be32000

    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily(2.1)[F27A8A2A-6662-3608-83BD-415037509E01]@0xffffff7f9bb7c000

    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOReportFamily(31)[D2F2FBDF-4EE4-38BA-99F5-B699F886F413]@0xffffff7f9c377000


    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task


    Mac OS version:

    17G5019


    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version 17.7.0: Thu Dec 20 21:47:19 PST 2018; root:xnu-4570.71.22~1/RELEASE_X86_64

    Kernel UUID: 4A5298BF-709E-37DF-B7F0-4298065CC266

    Kernel slide: 0x000000001ae00000

    Kernel text base: 0xffffff801b000000

    __HIB text base: 0xffffff801af00000

    System model name: MacPro5,1 (Mac-F221BEC8)


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    EOF

    Model: MacPro5,1, BootROM 140.0.0.0.0, 6 processors, 6-Core Intel Xeon, 3.33 GHz, 48 GB, SMC 1.39f11

    Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5870, ATI Radeon HD 5870, PCIe

    Memory Module: DIMM 1, 16 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1333 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D33393342324737304248302D5948392020

    Memory Module: DIMM 2, 16 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1333 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D33393342324737304248302D5948392020

    Memory Module: DIMM 3, 16 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1333 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D33393342324737304248302D5948392020

    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8E), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.106.98.102.30)

    Bluetooth: Version 6.0.7f12, 3 services, 27 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

    Network Service: Ethernet 2, Ethernet, en1

    PCI Card: pci144d,a808, NVM Express Controller, Slot-2

    PCI Card: ATI Radeon HD 5870, Display Controller, Slot-1

    Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GH61N

    Serial ATA Device: Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB, 500.11 GB

    USB Device: USB Bus

    USB Device: USB Bus

    USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub

    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller

    USB Device: USB Bus

    USB Device: USB Bus

    USB Device: USB Bus

    USB Device: USB Bus

    USB Device: USB 2.0 Bus

    USB Device: USB 2.0 Bus

    USB Device: Keyboard Hub

    USB Device: Apple Keyboard

    FireWire Device: built-in_hub, Up to 800 Mb/sec

    Thunderbolt Bus:




    EtreCheck version: 5.2 (5029)

    Report generated: 2019-03-08 09:17:19

    Download EtreCheck from…

    Runtime: 1:57

    Performance: Excellent

    Sandbox: Enabled

    Full drive access: Disabled


    Problem: Computer is restarting

    Description:

    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff7f8bd93e2b): nvme: &quot; NVMe: Command tim

    ed-out and request found in the completion queue \n&quot;@/BuildRoot/L

    ibrary/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/IONVMeFamily/IONVMeFamily-356.71.1

    /IONVMeController.cpp:5184


    Major Issues:

    Anything that appears on this list needs immediate attention.


    No Time Machine backup - Time Machine backup not found.


    Minor Issues:

    These issues do not need immediate attention but they may indicate future problems or opportunities for improvement.


    Vintage hardware - This machine may be considered vintage.

    32-bit Apps - This machine has 32-bits apps will not work after macOS 10.14 “Mojave”.

    Limited drive access - More information may be available with Full Drive Access.


    Hardware Information:

    Mac Pro (2010 - 2012) - Vintage!

    Mac Pro Model: MacPro5,1

    1 3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon (Xeon(R)) CPU: 6-core

    48 GB RAM - At maximum

    DIMM 1 - 16 GB DDR3 ECC 1333 ok

    DIMM 2 - 16 GB DDR3 ECC 1333 ok

    DIMM 3 - 16 GB DDR3 ECC 1333 ok

    DIMM 4 - Empty


    Video Information:

    ATI Radeon HD 5870 - VRAM: 1024 MB

    V193W 1440 x 900


    Drives:

    disk0 - Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB 1.00 TB (Solid State - TRIM: Yes)

    External 5.0 GT/s x4 NVM Express

    disk0s1 - EFI (MS-DOS FAT32) [EFI] 210 MB

    disk0s2 [APFS Container] 1000.00 GB

    disk1 [APFS Virtual drive] 1000.00 GB (Shared by 1 volumes)

    disk1s1 - N*********S (APFS) (Shared - 1.90 GB used)


    disk2 - Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB 500.11 GB (Solid State - TRIM: No)

    Internal SATA 3 Gigabit Serial ATA

    disk2s1 - EFI (MS-DOS FAT32) [EFI] 210 MB

    disk2s2 [APFS Container] 499.90 GB

    disk3 [APFS Virtual drive] 499.90 GB (Shared by 4 volumes)

    disk3s1 - S**************B (APFS) (Shared - 15.38 GB used)

    disk3s2 - Preboot (APFS) [APFS Preboot] (Shared)

    disk3s3 - Recovery (APFS) [Recovery] (Shared)

    disk3s4 - VM (APFS) [APFS VM] (Shared - 20 KB used)


    Mounted Volumes:

    disk1s1 - N*********S 1000.00 GB (997.89 GB free)

    APFS

    Mount point: /Volumes/N*********S

    Owners enabled: No


    disk3s1 - S**************B 499.90 GB (483.83 GB free)

    APFS

    Mount point: /


    disk3s4 - VM [APFS VM] (Shared - 20 KB used)

    APFS

    Mount point: /private/var/vm


    Network:

    Interface en0: Ethernet 1

    Interface en1: Ethernet 2

    Interface fw0: FireWire

    Interface en2: Wi-Fi

    802.11 a/b/g/n

    Interface en3: Bluetooth PAN


    System Software:

    macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G5019)

    Time since boot: Less than an hour


    Notifications:

    Notifications not available without Full Drive Access.


    Security:

    Gatekeeper: Enabled

    System Integrity Protection: Enabled


    32-bit Applications:

    One 32-bit app


    System Launch Agents:

    [Not Loaded] 16 Apple tasks

    [Loaded] 185 Apple tasks

    [Running] 93 Apple tasks


    System Launch Daemons:

    [Not Loaded] 37 Apple tasks

    [Loaded] 196 Apple tasks

    [Running] 102 Apple tasks


    User Login Items:

    iTunesHelper.app (Apple - installed 2019-03-05)

    (Application - /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunesHelper.app)


    Audio Plug-ins:

    AppleTimeSyncAudioClock: 1.0 (Apple - installed 2019-03-05)

    BluetoothAudioPlugIn: 6.0.7 (Apple - installed 2019-03-05)

    AirPlay: 2.0 (Apple - installed 2019-03-05)

    AppleAVBAudio: 683.1 (Apple - installed 2019-03-05)

    BridgeAudioSP: 4.69.2 (Apple - installed 2019-03-05)

    iSightAudio: 7.7.3 (Apple - installed 2019-03-05)


    Time Machine:

    Time Machine Not Configured!


    Performance:

    System Load: 2.41 (1 min ago) 0.86 (5 min ago) 0.33 (15 min ago)

    Nominal I/O speed: 0.06 MB/s

    File system: 26.66 seconds

    Write speed: 261 MB/s

    Read speed: 272 MB/s


    CPU Usage Snapshot:

    Type Overall

    System 0 %

    User 0 %

    Idle 99 %


    Top Processes Snapshot by CPU:

    Process (count) CPU (Source - Location)

    Other processes 3.90 % (?)

    EtreCheck 3.51 % (App Store)

    UserEventAgent 0.02 % (Apple)

    SafariBookmarksSyncAgent 0.02 % (Apple)

    Dock 0.02 % (Apple)


    Top Processes Snapshot by Memory:

    Process (count) RAM usage (Source - Location)

    EtreCheck 419 MB (App Store)

    Spotlight 48 MB (Apple)

    NotificationCenter 46 MB (Apple)

    Finder 44 MB (Apple)

    loginwindow 44 MB (Apple)


    Top Processes Snapshot by Network Use:

    Process Input / Output (Source - Location)

    mDNSResponder 15 KB / 10 KB (Apple)

    cloudd 17 KB / 6 KB (Apple)

    apsd 4 KB / 5 KB (Apple)

    netbiosd 4 KB / 1 KB (Apple)

    lsd 0 B / 0 B (Apple)


    Virtual Memory Information:

    Physical RAM: 48 GB


    Free RAM: 43.12 GB

    Used RAM: 3.09 GB

    Cached files: 1.80 GB


    Available RAM: 44.91 GB

    Swap Used: 0 B


    Software Installs (past 30 days):

    Install Date Name (Version)

    2019-03-05 Safari (12.0.3)

    2019-03-05 iTunes (12.8.2)

    2019-03-05 AJA System Test Lite (12.4.3)

    2019-03-05 Display Menu (2.2.3)

    2019-03-05 Disk Speed Test (3.2)

    2019-03-05 XProtectPlistConfigData (2101)

    2019-03-05 Gatekeeper Configuration Data (163)

    2019-03-05 MRTConfigData (1.40)

    2019-03-05 Security Update 2019-001 (10.13.6)

    2019-03-08 EtreCheck (5.2)


    Diagnostics Information (past 7 days):

    Directory /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports is not accessible.

    Enable Full Drive Access to see more information.


    End of report
     
  2. tsialex macrumors 601

    tsialex

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    #2
    Install DriveDX and post the SMART details.

    Seems the firmware of 970 EVO Plus is problematic with MP5,1s.
     
  3. handheldgames macrumors 68000

    handheldgames

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    Apr 4, 2009
    Location:
    Pacific NW, USA
    #3
    Windows requires a custom NVMe driver for Plus Pro compatibility. Perhaps the MacOS NVMe driver likely needs an update to support the drive or Samsung needs to provide one.
     
  4. freqrider macrumors member

    freqrider

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    Feb 10, 2019
    #4
    EVO PLUS is a big MINUS on macOS. EVO and EVO PRO work fine! Go figure? I had the same issue with an EVO PLUS. Swapped regular EVO and it’s rock solid.
     
  5. W1SS macrumors 6502

    W1SS

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    Aug 20, 2013
    #5
    There's no such thing as EVO PRO ... It is called '970 PRO'. The other models are 970 Evo and 970 Evo Plus.
     
  6. crjackson2134 macrumors 601

    crjackson2134

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    #6
    Thanks, I wanted to point this out earlier but figured I’d get dog piled ;)
     
  7. JedNZ macrumors 6502

    JedNZ

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    #7
    Have you considered disabling TRIM to see if that is the issue?
     
  8. freqrider macrumors member

    freqrider

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    Feb 10, 2019
    #8
    Thats right!
     
  9. worx777 macrumors newbie

    worx777

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    Location:
    Germany
    #9
    Return it and buy the PRO version. There is a thread in this forum with a lot compatibility issues regarding the EVO plus.

    Same stuff happened to me, bought EVO plus first, but now I'm happy with the 970 PRO.
     
  10. TheStork macrumors 6502

    TheStork

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    Dec 28, 2008
    #10
    I'm running a 970 EVO (not Plus) in my MP5,1 w/o any issues. So, both the 970 Pro & EVO (non Plus) work well.
     
  11. jdub9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #11
    I’ll have a 970 PRO this coming Monday. Will update after installing and testing it.
    Thx.
     
  12. macguru9999 macrumors regular

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    Aug 9, 2006
    #12
    I returned the evo plus and got a pro. It works great.
     
  13. jdub9 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2019
    #13
    Ok, I just installed a 970 PRO NVMe 1TB in a Lycom DT-120 PCIe card in my Mac Pro 2010 and it works OK (i.e. NO kernel panics due to NVMe command timeouts)


    I'm averaging Write 1430 MB/s and Read 1490 MB/s in BlackMagic Disk Speed Test.


    Sure does look like the new 970 EVO Plus NVMe might have a firmware issue or at least some newly-introduced incompatibility with the Apple NVMe drivers (at least on a cMP running High Sierra 10.13.6).

    A 970 PRO NVMe worked OK for me and other posts above had mentioned that the previous generation 970 EVO NVMe (not "Plus") also worked ok in a cMP.


    Thx for all the replies and help.
     
  14. medhatraafat macrumors newbie

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    #14
    I have had same story Evo 970 Plus 1TB, after getting online OS recovery, OS complete installation then blinking folder with ? Mark ... i reset nvram but same... Then i worried if my SinTech adaptor was the issue, i test 3 new adaptors ! same result ...... Then guess what ? I installed Win10 Pro , worked without issues !!!!! although i dont want to use it but just to prove my hardware matches

    The Story is MAC OS MOJAVE drivers :(


     
  15. W1SS macrumors 6502

    W1SS

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    #15
    Check this post for the solution
     
  16. ButtrflySwtchhes macrumors newbie

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    #16
    Currently upgrading a Mac Pro 5,1, and I'm somewhat torn between a 970 Evo, or a 970 Evo Plus with the new firmware update. After the firmware update, is the 970 Evo Plus considered to be as stable as the 970 Evo on High Sierra and Mojave? Hate to purchase an older drive just for compatibility reasons, but I need stability... If stability weren't a concern, I'd probably just pick up an Adata XPG SX8200 Pro and call it a day. Nothing against the Adata, by the way. I've heard it's pretty decent.

    Thanks!
     
  17. tsialex macrumors 601

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    #17
    No one tested the new firmware enough to affirm that 970 EVO Plus is stable. It was released last Monday, with most people knowing about it Thursday.
     
  18. ButtrflySwtchhes macrumors newbie

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    #18
    Yeah, I know the 970 Evo has been out considerably longer, and Samsung's firmware fix for the 970 Evo plus is fairly new. I should have just requested opinions on general stability of the 970 Evo Plus on Mojave and High Sierra, not necessarily compared to the older 970 Evo.

    Unrelated, but thank you for all of your hard work in relation to cMP boot ROM hacking. Pretty sure you, and a few others on this forum were likely the reason everyone now has officially supported bootable NVME on the cMP. Not much of a Mac person, but I like to pay respect where respect is due.

    Thanks. :)
     
  19. MIKX macrumors 6502a

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    #19
    There are so many "970 EVO PLUS : blades in the store in my town in Japan but it's a certainty that they will need the new firmware upgrade which for me would involve.

    1. Mount the PLUS on it's own M.2 adaptor

    2. Boot from my 970 EVO ( non-plus ) to Win7 & download Samsung Magician.

    3. Flash the PLUS blade ( with sweat on my brow & hope for the best ) .

    Instead of all that . . I could ask the computer shop staff to do the upgrade !
    Japanese shop staff though largely ignorant of new trends are exceeding helpful to Gaijin = ( non-Japanese foreigners ). :)

    But realistically, buying the now proven 970 Pro would be safer and easier until we get much more input from PLUS owners.
     
  20. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    #20
    TRIM is part of the Mac OS and not the issue.

    When booting from a 970 EVO and 970 PRO, TRIM support is normally enabled as if they're Apple OE.
     

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