Safari kernel panic restarts

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by kalexus, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. kalexus macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2009
    I just updated Safari to 11.1. Now my Mac Pro has demonstrated kernel panic shutdowns. Any thoughts on repair?
  2. marzer macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    How much troubleshooting have you done to narrow it specifically to Safari? Safari can be pretty memory intensive. Right now it's the most memory intensive app I've got running on my iMac. What I'm suggesting is you may have an issue with one of your memory banks.

    For further testing you might trying rebooting into the Diagnostic partition, "Shut down the Mac, then boot the Mac and at the moment the screen turns from black to grey, hold down the “D” key". From there you can run a memory chip test.

    Another option if that comes back fine is, after a reboot, do not start Safari. Use Chrome or some other browser for a period of time that you feel comfortable that its only Safari causing the panics.
  3. BLUEDOG314 macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2015
    I would say if the issue started after a software update it is pretty clearly software related issue. If you really wanted to test the memory, make a bootable MemTest usb drive. Otherwise I would say create another test admin user on your computer, if the same issue happens with safari there, then you will likely want to do a backup and erase and reinstall of operating system as the issue is system wide.
  4. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    It’s very hard to have undetected failure on ECC RAM, and since the issue only pops up after software update. It’s almost impossible memory failure related.

    Anyway, Safari is the only software has been updated?

    Did you try the Safari Technology Preview?

    Do you have the copy of the KP report?

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