Regular Kernel Panics

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  1. bassanoclapper macrumors 6502

    bassanoclapper

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    #1
    I have been experiencing Kernel Panics rather too frequently lately, twice a week or so. Most of the time it won't wake from sleep but occasionally it's the onscreen message telling me to restart

    20" 2.4 Alu iMac running 10.5.8

    Any help appreciated. I have tried permissions, SMC & PRAM. The hardware test I ran a while back came up with nothing
    Thanks in advance

    Latest Kernel panic below:

    Code:
    Interval Since Last Panic Report:  170445 sec
    Panics Since Last Report:          1
    Anonymous UUID:                    81F25003-7A09-474A-A245-F1BD1FAD5654
    
    Tue Aug 18 22:26:42 2009
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0x00143764): "zalloc: \"kalloc.4096\" (66 elements) retry fail 3"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1228.15.4/osfmk/kern/zalloc.c:966
    Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x5b19bbf8 : 0x12b4c6 (0x45f91c 0x5b19bc2c 0x13355c 0x0) 
    0x5b19bc48 : 0x143764 (0x4614d8 0x460150 0x42 0x3) 
    0x5b19bce8 : 0x12fdc2 (0x1e5745c 0x1 0x5b19bd98 0x142281) 
    0x5b19bd18 : 0x12fde1 (0x820 0x1 0x5b19bd58 0x3f1478) 
    0x5b19bd38 : 0x3f6068 (0x820 0x12b8c7c0 0x5b19bd68 0x12fde1) 
    0x5b19bd78 : 0x3f616e (0x29bccc00 0x1ff 0x5b19bdb8 0x708df80) 
    0x5b19bda8 : 0x3f6271 (0x29bccc00 0x1fe 0x708df80 0x410526) 
    0x5b19bdd8 : 0x410595 (0x29bccc00 0x708df80 0x1 0x69424c0) 
    0x5b19bdf8 : 0x414896 (0x69424c0 0x70d1dc0 0x0 0x3f14a4) 
    0x5b19be48 : 0x414a49 (0x70d1dc0 0x4 0x0 0x1a4389) 
    0x5b19be68 : 0xd0fd5d (0x70d1dc0 0x0 0xde 0x1a17a0) 
    0x5b19bf08 : 0xd104f2 (0x708ca00 0x708ca00 0x70ae700 0x136e92) 
    0x5b19bf28 : 0x4293b4 (0x708ca00 0x70ae700 0x5508d000 0x1) 
    0x5b19bf78 : 0x13ebde (0x70ae700 0x70d790f 0x0 0x0) 
    0x5b19bfc8 : 0x1a14fc (0x522b60 0x0 0x1a40b5 0x6bd9cc0) 
    Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0
          Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
             com.ximeta.driver.NDASFamily(1.6.5)@0xd0d000->0xd26fff
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily(2.1.1)@0x5dc000
    
    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task
    
    Mac OS version:
    9L30
    
    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:55:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: iMac7,1 (Mac-F4238CC8)
    
    System uptime in nanoseconds: 199086180449622
    vm objects:6414800
    kernel map entries:5578716
    pv_list:1741488
    kalloc.32:2650112
    kalloc.64:3166208
    kalloc.128:127176704
    vm pages:43919172
    ipc ports:1071840
    MAC Labels:2461140
    socket:802405440
    vnodes:9596160
    namecache:3361920
    HFS node:14913024
    HFS fork:3499328
    buf.512:3158016
    buf.4096:7249920
    buf.8192:69189632
    ubc_info zone:1232160
    Kernel Stacks:1933312
    PageTables:16007168
    Kalloc.Large:4770010
    unloaded kexts:
    com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver	2.1.8f2 - last unloaded 175524251177031
    loaded kexts:
    com.ximeta.nke.netlpx	2.1.0
    com.ximeta.driver.NDASFamily	1.6.5
    com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver	2.1.8f2 - last loaded 169144357394729
    com.apple.filesystems.udf	2.0.2
    com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothBNEPDriver	2.1.8f2
    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager	2.1.8f2
    com.apple.filesystems.autofs	2.0.2
    com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient	2.7.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleHDA	1.7.1a2
    com.apple.kext.ATY_Hypoprion	5.4.8
    com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor	1.9d0
    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP	1.7.7
    com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X	6.0.3
    com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController	1.7.1a2
    com.apple.ATIRadeonX2000	5.4.8
    com.apple.driver.AppleIRController	113
    com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin	3.4.0a17
    com.apple.driver.AppleLPC	1.3.1
    com.apple.driver.AppleBacklight	1.6.0
    com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver	1.0.6
    com.apple.driver.CSRUSBBluetoothHCIController	2.1.8f2
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHIDMouse	1.2.4b3
    com.apple.driver.AppleHIDKeyboard	1.0.9b4
    com.apple.driver.Oxford_Semi	2.0.9
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass	2.0.8
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub	3.4.6
    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice	2.1.1
    com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient	2.1.1
    com.apple.driver.XsanFilter	2.7.91
    com.apple.iokit.IOATAPIProtocolTransport	1.5.3
    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage	1.2.2
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub	3.4.9
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient	3.4.9
    com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort	1.7.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA	2.0.1
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI	3.4.6
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI	3.3.5
    com.apple.iokit.AppleYukon2	3.1.13b2
    com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx	365.91.19
    com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI	3.9.7
    com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM	1.2.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleRTC	1.2.3
    com.apple.driver.AppleHPET	1.4
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPCI	1.2.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons	1.2.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS	1.4
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC	1.2.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC	1.4
    com.apple.security.seatbelt	107.12
    com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall	1.6.77
    com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet	3
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement	76.2.0
    com.apple.driver.DiskImages	199
    com.apple.BootCache	30.4
    com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily	9.4
    com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib	1.7.1a2
    com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily	1.7.1a2
    com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily	3.4.0a17
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMC	2.3.1d1
    com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport	1.7.3
    com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily	1.7.3
    com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily	1.6.9fc5
    com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib	1.1
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController	2.1.8f2
    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily	2.1.8f2
    com.apple.driver.AppleHIDMouse	1.2.4b3
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver	3.4.6
    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolTransport	1.5.2
    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSBP2	1.9.8
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite	3.2.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice	2.1.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily	1.5
    com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily	1.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily	1.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily	2.1.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily	1.5.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily	2.0.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily	3.4.9
    com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family	216.1
    com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily	1.6.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily	3.4.9
    com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime	1.2.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily	1.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily	1.5.6
    com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily	1.5.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform	1.2.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily	1.2.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily	2.6
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    #2
    Almost say it looks like a memory issue.

    ---

    Could be an application that is left open trying to take too much memory .... aka, memory leak.
     
  3. bassanoclapper thread starter macrumors 6502

    bassanoclapper

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    #3
    Bad (3rd party) RAM?

    I'll try shutting everything down when I let it idle. Thanks for the feedback
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    #4
    Bad application, likely not the memory.

    One of the apps you are leaving open keeps hogging more and more memory until it crashes the entire system.

    If you notice that the machine starts to slow before crashing, that may be it.

    Look at the logs ... might find something there.
     
  5. bassanoclapper thread starter macrumors 6502

    bassanoclapper

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    #5
    Ok, will do
     
  6. bassanoclapper thread starter macrumors 6502

    bassanoclapper

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    #6
    I narrowed this down to one of the WD external hard drives I think. The latest addition of a 1TB My Book Studio Edition, possibly a driver installed for it.

    Have since updated the drive's firmware and upgraded to Snow Leopard.
    Nothing dodgy has happened so far, keeping fingers crossed it's resolved
     
  7. electroshock macrumors 6502a

    electroshock

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    #7
    The kernel panic mentions the ximeta driver version 1.6.5. You need an alpha version of the new 1.8.3 driver for Snow Leopard compatibility -- which is currently the only SL-compatible version.

    You can find that here:

    http://www.ximeta.com/web/webTemp/html/download/download_alpha.php

    A key caveat is that this only works for the 32-bit kernel at this time.
     
  8. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    OP isnt running snow leopard, according to the post and the kernel panic log.
     
  9. electroshock macrumors 6502a

    electroshock

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    #9
    Whoops - SL on the brain. Perhaps I should look into taking a class on how to read. :D

    With that said, 1.8.1 is the latest Ximeta version for Leopard, according to:

    http://www.ximeta.com/web/support/download/mac_osx/
     
  10. bassanoclapper thread starter macrumors 6502

    bassanoclapper

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    #10
    Wasn't then. Am now though and so far, is good
     

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