Random Kernel panics and restarts

Planky

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My MacBook Pro mid 2009 has just started having random kernel panics where it just reboots and tells me that there was a kernel panic. It has even done it whilst asleep.

The system log is always the same so I am posting it here hoping that it means something to someone and they can interpret it for me!


Interval Since Last Panic Report: 87 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Sun Jul 28 10:31:03 2013
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80028f2cb1): "hfs_UNswap_BTNode: invalid backward link (0x00015114 == 0x00015114)\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.24.15/bsd/hfs/hfs_endian.c:297
Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
0xffffff8116f23ad0 : 0xffffff800261d626
0xffffff8116f23b40 : 0xffffff80028f2cb1
0xffffff8116f23b90 : 0xffffff80028e7c04
0xffffff8116f23bd0 : 0xffffff800271a27a
0xffffff8116f23cc0 : 0xffffff8002717223
0xffffff8116f23d70 : 0xffffff80027198ef
0xffffff8116f23dc0 : 0xffffff800291184f
0xffffff8116f23df0 : 0xffffff80029062e6
0xffffff8116f23ea0 : 0xffffff80026fa0af
0xffffff8116f23ed0 : 0xffffff80026f37a7
0xffffff8116f23f30 : 0xffffff80026fa029
0xffffff8116f23f50 : 0xffffff80029e16aa
0xffffff8116f23fb0 : 0xffffff80026ce9c3

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: launchd

Mac OS version:
12E55

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: 0x0000000002400000
Kernel text base: 0xffffff8002600000
System model name: MacBookPro5,3 (Mac-F22587C8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 312645838001
last loaded kext at 253237594146: com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs 1.8.1 (addr 0xffffff7f84920000, size 65536)
last unloaded kext at 213465203921: com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient 3.5.5 (addr 0xffffff7f8372f000, size 28672)
loaded kexts:
com.parallels.kext.prl_vnic 7.0 15107.796624
com.parallels.kext.prl_netbridge 7.0 15107.796624
com.parallels.kext.prl_hid_hook 7.0 15107.796624
com.parallels.kext.prl_hypervisor 7.0 15107.796624
com.parallels.kext.prl_usb_connect 7.0 15107.796624
com.globaldelight.driver.BoomDevice 1.1
at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch 3932
com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs 1.8.1
com.apple.filesystems.afpfs 10.0
com.apple.nke.asp_tcp 7.1.0
com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9.5d0
com.apple.filesystems.autofs 3.0
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 4.1.4f2
com.apple.driver.AGPM 100.12.87
com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver 122
com.apple.driver.AppleHDA 2.3.7fc4
com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC 1.60
com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet 1.0.0d1
com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver 2.3.7fc4
com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 1.6.0
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0
com.apple.driver.ApplePolicyControl 3.4.5
com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient 3.5.10
com.apple.driver.AppleSMCLMU 2.0.3d0
com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin 1.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleMuxControl 3.4.5
com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl 1.1.11
com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport 4.1.4f2
com.apple.GeForce 8.1.2
com.apple.driver.SMCMotionSensor 3.0.3d1
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter 404
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage 2.3.1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons 237.1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard 237.1
com.apple.driver.AppleIRController 320.15
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless 1.0.0d1
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib 1.0.0d1
com.apple.BootCache 34
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCardReader 3.1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub 5.5.5
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com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort 2.5.2
com.apple.nvenet 2.0.19
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI 5.5.0
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com.apple.security.SecureRemotePassword 1.0
com.apple.kext.triggers 1.0
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com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily 2.3.7fc4
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com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl 3.4.5
com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert 1.0.4
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController 1.0.11d0
com.apple.iokit.AppleBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport 4.1.4f2
com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal 8.1.2
com.apple.NVDAResman 8.1.2
com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport 2.3.7
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com.apple.driver.AppleSMC 3.1.4d2
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com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass 3.5.1
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com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family 530.4
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily 2.3.1
com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily 3.0
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com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily 1.1
com.apple.security.sandbox 220.3
com.apple.kext.AppleMatch 1.0.0d1
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet 7
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com.apple.kec.corecrypto 1.0
Model: MacBookPro5,3, BootROM MBP53.00AC.B03, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.8 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.48f2
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, PCI, 256 MB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, PCIe, 512 MB
Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364A53463531323634485A2D3147314431
Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364A53463531323634485A2D3147314431
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8D), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.106.98.100.17)
Bluetooth: Version 4.1.4f2 12041, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Airport, AirPort, en1
Serial ATA Device: ST9750420AS, 750.16 GB
Serial ATA Device: SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series, 128.04 GB
USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, apple_vendor_id, 0x8403, 0x26500000 / 2
USB Device: Built-in iSight, apple_vendor_id, 0x8507, 0x24400000 / 2
USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x06100000 / 2
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8217, 0x06110000 / 3
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, apple_vendor_id, 0x0237, 0x04600000 / 3
USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0x04500000 / 2
 

Planky

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May 24, 2009
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A couple of things....Parallels may be your culprit, but RAM could also be an issue....if you pull a stick at a time, you should be able to identify the bad one if there is a bad stick.


A permissions check and repair followed by an SMC reset may also help:


http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1452


http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964
Sorry, I should have put things I have tried so far, they are:

Permissions - repair
Disc - Verify and repair
Clean out dust from internals
Remove and reseat RAM sticks. (I did both at the same time, I shall try one at a time).

I will also do a SMC Reset too.

Thanks
 

jav6454

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No, it ranges from using Aperture, browsing the web using Safari to leaving it alone whilst it does its back-up via Time Machine.
Check your RAM usage. Does it go above a certain number when the Panic happens? Do apps all of the sudden start consuming CPU resources? Does any process starts that requires something specific when the panic happens? Do you have a load on the GPU?

We can't just assume RAM from the get go.
 

Planky

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May 24, 2009
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Check your RAM usage. Does it go above a certain number when the Panic happens? Do apps all of the sudden start consuming CPU resources? Does any process starts that requires something specific when the panic happens? Do you have a load on the GPU?

We can't just assume RAM from the get go.
I rarely manage to use all my RAM. So I have launched 15 applications including iTunes, Safari and Aperture, then launched 30+ tabs in Safari and scrolled through my 20,000+ Aperture pictures randomly to try and use more RAM. I managed to get to go as low as around 1G free RAM out of the 8G but it behaved impeccably!

I have seen it Panic when both CPUs were idling. It has also panicked when using either the 9400M or the 9600m GT graphics card.

The only thought that has just occurred to me is that I recently travelled abroad with my laptop, do you think the airport X-Ray scanner could have damaged something?
 

jav6454

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I rarely manage to use all my RAM. So I have launched 15 applications including iTunes, Safari and Aperture, then launched 30+ tabs in Safari and scrolled through my 20,000+ Aperture pictures randomly to try and use more RAM. I managed to get to go as low as around 1G free RAM out of the 8G but it behaved impeccably!

I have seen it Panic when both CPUs were idling. It has also panicked when using either the 9400M or the 9600m GT graphics card.

The only thought that has just occurred to me is that I recently travelled abroad with my laptop, do you think the airport X-Ray scanner could have damaged something?
Hardly, Airport scanner don't do squat to damage components. Still under AppleCare? I doubt this since you mention you have the 9600 GT. Never hurts to ask tho.

This issue could well be the chipset failing.
 

Planky

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May 24, 2009
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Here is a complete list of all the kernel panics I have ever had on this machine since I bought it. They are all in the last couple of days. They all have the same error message: :(

Sun Jul 28 13:06:58 2013
panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff8006af2cb1): "hfs_UNswap_BTNode: invalid backward link (0x00015114 == 0x00015114)\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.24.15/bsd/hfs/hfs_endian.c:297

Sun Jul 28 10:31:03 2013
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80028f2cb1): "hfs_UNswap_BTNode: invalid backward link (0x00015114 == 0x00015114)\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.24.15/bsd/hfs/hfs_endian.c:297

Sun Jul 28 09:41:59 2013
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80028f2cb1): "hfs_UNswap_BTNode: invalid backward link (0x00015114 == 0x00015114)\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.24.15/bsd/hfs/hfs_endian.c:297

Sat Jul 27 19:07:26 2013
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80176f1b71): "hfs_UNswap_BTNode: invalid backward link (0x00015114 == 0x00015114)\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.22.13/bsd/hfs/hfs_endian.c:297

Sat Jul 27 16:34:21 2013
panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff80200f1b71): "hfs_UNswap_BTNode: invalid backward link (0x00015114 == 0x00015114)\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.22.13/bsd/hfs/hfs_endian.c:297

Fri Jul 26 21:45:38 2013
panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff8005af1b71): "hfs_UNswap_BTNode: invalid backward link (0x00015114 == 0x00015114)\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.22.13/bsd/hfs/hfs_endian.c:297

Fri Jul 26 17:50:12 2013
panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff800aef1b71): "hfs_UNswap_BTNode: invalid backward link (0x00015114 == 0x00015114)\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.22.13/bsd/hfs/hfs_endian.c:297

Fri Jul 26 16:27:18 2013
panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff800def1b71): "hfs_UNswap_BTNode: invalid backward link (0x00015114 == 0x00015114)\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.22.13/bsd/hfs/hfs_endian.c:297

Fri Jul 26 14:51:08 2013
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff801f8f1b71): "hfs_UNswap_BTNode: invalid backward link (0x00015114 == 0x00015114)\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.22.13/bsd/hfs/hfs_endian.c:297

Fri Jul 26 07:38:04 2013
panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff80112f1b71): "hfs_UNswap_BTNode: invalid backward link (0x00015114 == 0x00015114)\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.22.13/bsd/hfs/hfs_endian.c:297

Thu Jul 25 21:33:08 2013
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80162f1b71): "hfs_UNswap_BTNode: invalid backward link (0x00015114 == 0x00015114)\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.22.13/bsd/hfs/hfs_endian.c:297

Thu Jul 25 12:08:03 2013
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80100f1b71): "hfs_UNswap_BTNode: invalid backward link (0x00015114 == 0x00015114)\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.22.13/bsd/hfs/hfs_endian.c:297
 

Tubamajuba

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Turn off Time Machine, and let us know if your problem is fixed. I'm thinking this could be a file system issue.
 

Planky

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I have uninstalled Parallels as I was told this could cause these issues.

Still Kernel Panicked, same error:

Sun Jul 28 15:29:55 2013
panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff80190f2cb1): "hfs_UNswap_BTNode: invalid backward link (0x00015114 == 0x00015114)\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.24.15/bsd/hfs/hfs_endian.c:297
Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address

I have turned off Time Machine now.
 

Planky

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Turn off Time Machine, and let us know if your problem is fixed. I'm thinking this could be a file system issue.
Yup, turns out my Time Machine back-up had become corrupt. Turning off Time Machine and unmounting my Time Machine back-up has stopped the kernel panics. :)

Tried rebuilding my back-up with disk utility but it says it is damaged beyond repair. :(
 

jav6454

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Yup, turns out my Time Machine back-up had become corrupt. Turning off Time Machine and unmounting my Time Machine back-up has stopped the kernel panics. :)

Tried rebuilding my back-up with disk utility but it says it is damaged beyond repair. :(
Then it had nothing to do with RAM. Goes to show you cant always blame RAM for everything.
 

lagunab

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Then it had nothing to do with RAM. Goes to show you cant always blame RAM for everything.
Was getting the same error when ever I tried to let back up proceed to a NAS DROBO. Other TM drives did not cause the problem. Lost WEEKS trying to find this problem but I think THIS is the solution. Now doing a new back up on my Drobo TM from scratch. Beyond me why a TM corruption would cause a panic.

Was getting this: hfs_UNswap_BTNode: invalid backward link (0x00026082.......
 
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