Need help figuring out a Kernel error

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tanay Shah, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Tanay Shah macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2013

    Let me begin by saying that I have a Mid 2009 MacBook Pro 15" running on the latest software.
    I've been facing a lot of issues off late. My laptop is always plugged into my power cord and is barely ever shut down. Just the other day I started getting the spinning beach ball constantly in every application I'd run. It was continuous to a point that I had to force restart my laptop by pushing down the power button.

    Every time I would restart and open any application, my laptop would freeze within the time span of about 5 minutes upon restart.

    I've tried running it in safe mode, which it does go to and restarting it again from thereon.

    Now about a an hour ago I got a kernel error. I must mention I've received these in the past a hella lot. This time I received it after months.

    This is the error message I retrieved:

    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 2259940 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 2
    Anonymous UUID: 9E26B4FB-B38B-0C8F-0DC0-75424B52A35C

    Thu Aug 1 10:50:59 2013
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff8008eb8655): Kernel trap at 0xffffff80092131ab, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0x0000000000000028, CR3: 0x000000000b47f000, CR4: 0x0000000000000660
    RAX: 0x0000000000000000, RBX: 0xffffff801a512780, RCX: 0xffffff801a512780, RDX: 0xffffff801a1c5dc0
    RSP: 0xffffff80f04a3c90, RBP: 0xffffff80f04a3cc0, RSI: 0xffffff80094e1b70, RDI: 0xffffff80f04a3cd8
    R8: 0x0000000000000000, R9: 0x0000000000000010, R10: 0x0000000000000000, R11: 0x0000000000000000
    R12: 0xffffff80094e1dc0, R13: 0x0000000000000000, R14: 0xffffff80f04a3cd8, R15: 0xffffff801a511c00
    RFL: 0x0000000000010286, RIP: 0xffffff80092131ab, CS: 0x0000000000000008, SS: 0x0000000000000000
    Fault CR2: 0x0000000000000028, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x1

    Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff80f04a3930 : 0xffffff8008e1d626
    0xffffff80f04a39a0 : 0xffffff8008eb8655
    0xffffff80f04a3b70 : 0xffffff8008ece17d
    0xffffff80f04a3b90 : 0xffffff80092131ab
    0xffffff80f04a3cc0 : 0xffffff8009259959
    0xffffff80f04a3dc0 : 0xffffff7f89366e4c
    0xffffff80f04a3e20 : 0xffffff7f8995b6d8
    0xffffff80f04a3e60 : 0xffffff800923194b
    0xffffff80f04a3ea0 : 0xffffff800923146e
    0xffffff80f04a3f30 : 0xffffff800922d400
    0xffffff80f04a3f70 : 0xffffff8009231fc9
    0xffffff80f04a3fb0 : 0xffffff8008eb3137
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace:[D49DC2E0-97DF-32E6-A8ED-7A12EF1AA51B]@0xffffff7f89362000->0xffffff7f893b9fff

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

    Mac OS version:
    Not yet set

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 12.4.0: Wed May 1 17:57:12 PDT 2013; root:xnu-2050.24.15~1/RELEASE_X86_64
    Kernel UUID: 896CB1E3-AB79-3DF1-B595-549DFFDF3D36
    Kernel slide: 0x0000000008c00000
    Kernel text base: 0xffffff8008e00000
    System model name: MacBookPro5,4 (Mac-F22587A1)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 3201623945
    last loaded kext at 2620747051: 3.5.5 (addr 0xffffff7f89a20000, size 36864)
    loaded kexts: 3.5.5 404 2.3.1 5.5.5 1.7 615.20.17 5.5.0 5.2.5 161.0.0 1.5 2.5.2 2.0.19 4.9.6 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.6 196.0.0 2.1 4.0.39 196.0.0 3.5.5 1.7 1.7.1 1.7.1 5.5.5 5.2.5 2.5.1 3.5.5 5.5.5 530.4 5.6.0 1.7 2.3.1 3.0 2.2.9 4.5.5 1.8.1 1.1 7 220.3 1.0.0d1 345 1.8 28.21 1.7 2.7.3 1.4

    Please help me out. I just don't seem to understand what the issue is. It's impossible using my laptop now.
  2. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Take note of multiple panics and compare them.

    Panics are generally caused by (in order of likelyhood)

    • hardware failure - typically dodgy RAM or overheating due to fan problems / dust, but could be a loose memory stick, CPU problem, system board problem, etc.
    • a driver/firmware problem
    • a problem in OS X (these are rare and generally only happen under unusual circumstances, otherwise everybody else would have the problem too)

    If the panics always look like they're in the same program/process it is perhaps a problem with that process. If they are all different its likely a memory/cpu/board/heat problem.
  3. Tanay Shah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2013
    Hi, thanks for the early reply. I'm not sure which process the kernel panic attack triggers. How can I find out whether any hardware is affected?
  4. Tanay Shah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2013

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