uncontrold crashing - What is it, how do I stop it?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Rizaria, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Rizaria macrumors newbie

    Rizaria

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    #1
    I've been experiencing problems only while playing Halo that have been going on for a few months now. Have gotten no help anywhere, I assume, 'cause I have a unique problem.

    In any case, when I check the crashreporter after Halo yet again locks up and I have to restart I notice the only thing crashing is something called ucontrold.

    What is it? Why is it crashing? How do I remove it?

    Here's the newest one from a few minutes ago:

    Code:
    Process:         ucontrold [118]
    Path:            /usr/libexec/oah/translate
    Identifier:      ucontrold
    Version:         ??? (???)
    Code Type:       PPC (Translated)
    Parent Process:  launchd [1]
    
    Date/Time:       2010-03-15 11:16:10.802 +1100
    OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.6.2 (10C540)
    Report Version:  6
    
    Exception Type:  EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION (SIGILL)
    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000001, 0x0000000000000000
    Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
    
    Thread 0 Crashed:  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
    0   ucontrold                     	0xb80ab3d7 0xb8000000 + 701399
    1   ucontrold                     	0xb8191392 CallPPCFunctionAtAddressInt + 193614
    2   ucontrold                     	0xb81915ef CallPPCFunctionAtAddressInt + 194219
    3   ucontrold                     	0xb80c6c97 0xb8000000 + 814231
    4   ucontrold                     	0xb80c01bb 0xb8000000 + 786875
    5   ucontrold                     	0xb80dda6c 0xb8000000 + 907884
    6   ucontrold                     	0xb8145da1 spin_lock_wrapper + 3973
    7   ucontrold                     	0xb801d03b 0xb8000000 + 118843
    
    Thread 1:
    0   ucontrold                     	0xb815aa83 spin_lock_wrapper + 89191
    1   ucontrold                     	0xb8176f29 CallPPCFunctionAtAddressInt + 85989
    2   ucontrold                     	0xb80c6c97 0xb8000000 + 814231
    3   ucontrold                     	0xb80c01bb 0xb8000000 + 786875
    4   ucontrold                     	0xb80dda6c 0xb8000000 + 907884
    5   ucontrold                     	0xb814551b spin_lock_wrapper + 1791
    6   ucontrold                     	0xb801d03b 0xb8000000 + 118843
    
    Thread 2:
    0   ucontrold                     	0xb815ae44 spin_lock_wrapper + 90152
    1   ucontrold                     	0xb8179d27 CallPPCFunctionAtAddressInt + 97763
    2   ucontrold                     	0xb80c6c97 0xb8000000 + 814231
    3   ucontrold                     	0xb80c01bb 0xb8000000 + 786875
    4   ucontrold                     	0xb80dda6c 0xb8000000 + 907884
    5   ucontrold                     	0xb814551b spin_lock_wrapper + 1791
    6   ucontrold                     	0xb801d03b 0xb8000000 + 118843
    
    Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (32-bit):
      eax: 0x00000000  ebx: 0xb80ab358  ecx: 0xb7fff81c  edx: 0x800d88ba
      edi: 0x00000002  esi: 0xb81f8b78  ebp: 0xb7fff888  esp: 0xb7fff850
       ss: 0x0000001f  efl: 0x00010286  eip: 0xb80ab3d7   cs: 0x00000017
       ds: 0x0000001f   es: 0x0000001f   fs: 0x00000000   gs: 0x00000037
      cr2: 0x80500010
    
    Binary Images:
    0x80000000 - 0x8006afe7  libstdc++.6.dylib ??? (???) <411D87F4-B7E1-44EB-F201-F8B4F9227213> /usr/lib/libstdc++.6.dylib
    0x800c5000 - 0x80269feb  libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <D45B91B2-2B4C-AAC0-8096-1FC48B7E9672> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
    0x802e9000 - 0x802ecfe7  libmathCommon.A.dylib ??? (???) <1622A54F-1A98-2CBE-B6A4-2122981A500E> /usr/lib/system/libmathCommon.A.dylib
    0x8fe00000 - 0x8fe4162b  dyld 132.1 (???) <211AF0DD-42D9-79C8-BB6A-1F4BEEF4B4AB> /usr/lib/dyld
    0xb8000000 - 0xb81defff +ucontrold ??? (???) <3E4E06B8-E1FC-B232-1371-643DC0FBE8C9> /Library/StartupItems/uControl/ucontrold
    0xffff0000 - 0xffff1fff  libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <D45B91B2-2B4C-AAC0-8096-1FC48B7E9672> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
    
    Translated Code Information:
    Rosetta Version:  22.23
    Args:  	/Library/StartupItems/uControl/ucontrold 
    Exception: EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION (0x0002)
    
    Thread 0: (0xb011cd38, 0xb815ae44)
    0x9212eae4: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib : __dispatch_mgr_invoke + 228 
    0x9212e4d0: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib : __dispatch_queue_invoke + 308 
    0x9212e658: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib : __dispatch_worker_thread2 + 364 
    0x9212e794: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib : __dispatch_worker_thread + 76 
    0x9204eb88: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib : __pthread_body + 40 
    0x00000000: /Library/StartupItems/uControl/ucontrold :  + 0 
    
    PPC Thread State
    srr0: 0x00000000	srr1: 0x00000000		             vrsave: 0x00000000
    cr:  0xXXXXXXXX		xer: 0x20000000		 lr: 0x9212eaac		ctr: 0x91ff20b4
    r00: 0x0000016b 	r01: 0xf0101bb0 	r02: 0x00000000 	r03: 0x00000003 	
    r04: 0x00000000 	r05: 0x00000000 	r06: 0xf0101d0c 	r07: 0x00000001 	
    r08: 0xf0101d28 	r09: 0x00000000 	r10: 0x0000003e 	r11: 0xa0313524 	
    r12: 0x91ff20b4 	r13: 0x10624dd3 	r14: 0x9217db2c 	r15: 0xf0101c0c 	
    r16: 0xf0101c8c 	r17: 0xa032ea08 	r18: 0xf0101d28 	r19: 0xa03284f8 	
    r20: 0xa03294f8 	r21: 0xf0101d0c 	r22: 0xa0328478 	r23: 0xa03283f8 	
    r24: 0xa032ea08 	r25: 0x00000000 	r26: 0xa031a5f0 	r27: 0x00000000 	
    r28: 0xa031a5c8 	r29: 0xa031a300 	r30: 0xf0101d28 	r31: 0x9212ea08 	
    
    Thread 1: (0xb009ad74, 0xb815aa83)
    0x921300d0: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib : __dispatch_semaphore_wait_slow + 248 
    0x9212e7bc: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib : __dispatch_worker_thread + 116 
    0x9204eb88: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib : __pthread_body + 40 
    0x00000000: /Library/StartupItems/uControl/ucontrold :  + 0 
    
    PPC Thread State
    srr0: 0x00000000	srr1: 0x00000000		             vrsave: 0x00000000
    cr:  0xXXXXXXXX		xer: 0x20000000		 lr: 0x921300e8		ctr: 0x91fae4a0
    r00: 0xffffffda 	r01: 0xf0080dc0 	r02: 0x00000000 	r03: 0x00001a03 	
    r04: 0x00000040 	r05: 0x3b9aace3 	r06: 0x00000020 	r07: 0x00000000 	
    r08: 0x3b9aace3 	r09: 0x00000000 	r10: 0x3b9aace3 	r11: 0xa0314670 	
    r12: 0x91fae4a0 	r13: 0x00000000 	r14: 0x00000000 	r15: 0x00000000 	
    r16: 0x00000000 	r17: 0x00000000 	r18: 0x00000000 	r19: 0x00000000 	
    r20: 0x00000000 	r21: 0xa031a790 	r22: 0xa031a784 	r23: 0xa031a78c 	
    r24: 0x0000001a 	r25: 0xc671a2bf 	r26: 0xa031a4d0 	r27: 0x00000040 	
    r28: 0x0000000f 	r29: 0x224d2ce3 	r30: 0xa031a764 	r31: 0x9212ffe0 	
    
    Thread 2: Crashed (0xb7fff49c, 0x800c58da)
    0x00009bf8: /Library/StartupItems/uControl/ucontrold : -[UCKext getIntForName:] + 88 
    0x0000a170: /Library/StartupItems/uControl/ucontrold : -[UCKext isKextLoaded] + 84 
    0x00008080: /Library/StartupItems/uControl/ucontrold : _configPush + 288 
    0x00008510: /Library/StartupItems/uControl/ucontrold : _driverLoadedCallback + 44 
    0x00008a10: /Library/StartupItems/uControl/ucontrold : _main + 796 
    0x00007c90: /Library/StartupItems/uControl/ucontrold : __start + 392 
    0x00007b04: /Library/StartupItems/uControl/ucontrold : start + 48 
    0xb2d9e28f: No symbol
    
    PPC Thread State
    srr0: 0x00000000	srr1: 0x00000000		             vrsave: 0x00000000
    cr:  0xXXXXXXXX		xer: 0x00000000		 lr: 0x00009bf8		ctr: 0x91fafc28
    r00: 0x000000ca 	r01: 0xbffff560 	r02: 0x0000001e 	r03: 0xbffff5a0 	
    r04: 0x00000002 	r05: 0xbffff5a8 	r06: 0xbffff5ac 	r07: 0x00000000 	
    r08: 0x00000000 	r09: 0x00000001 	r10: 0xbffff5ac 	r11: 0x00014045 	
    r12: 0xbffff5a8 	r13: 0x00000000 	r14: 0x00000000 	r15: 0x00000000 	
    r16: 0x00000000 	r17: 0x00000000 	r18: 0x00000000 	r19: 0x00000000 	
    r20: 0x00000000 	r21: 0x00000000 	r22: 0x00000000 	r23: 0x000086fc 	
    r24: 0x000086fc 	r25: 0x000086fc 	r26: 0x0030bf00 	r27: 0x003121c0 	
    r28: 0x0000d3a4 	r29: 0x00000000 	r30: 0x0000d3a8 	r31: 0x00009ba0 	
    
    Also, baring in mind I deleted it from StartupItems yesterday yet it magically was back today it seems. Help please.

    EDIT: On another note, and this is a first, but after that last crash I got the ominous "Importing iTunes Music Library.xml" message upon opening iTunes. Never had that before. =\ It's adding crap, creating thumbnails, gapless playback...all the things its known forever its now doing all over again. Sigh. I don't expect this crap from a Mac.
     
  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    #2
    There is an uninstall script in the dmg here

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/ucontrol/files/ucontrol/1.4.6/uControl1.4.6.dmg/download

    You could try running that script. Not sure how this would have gotten onto your system in the first place, unless you installed it.
     
  3. Rizaria thread starter macrumors newbie

    Rizaria

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    #3
    Well, that seemed to remove it. If it stays removed, I shall be well-pleased. Thanks for the prompt response. :p

    And yeah, I do recall installing this awhile back...can't remember if it even worked or not. Probably not then I guess I forgot about it. Oh well.
     

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