Weird system crash

netnothing

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Mar 13, 2007
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So I just had a weird system crash. All apps started Not responding, had to force quit a bunch, and eventually reboot. This is a clean install of Leopard. Can anyone shed any light on this....here are the messages from the system.log at the time things started crashing.

Nov 1 16:23:03 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[17969]: Backup requested by automatic scheduler
Nov 1 16:23:03 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[17969]: Starting standard backup
Nov 1 16:23:03 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[17969]: Backing up to: /Volumes/MacBackup/Backups.backupdb
Nov 1 16:23:04 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[17969]: No pre-backup thinning needed: 537.2 MB requested (including padding), 266.06 GB available
Nov 1 16:23:37 computername SMARTReporter[117]: Drive: 'ST3500630AS (MacHD | 9QG47E2B | disk0)' Status: SMARTOK (S.M.A.R.T. condition not exceeded, drive OK)
Nov 1 16:23:38 computername SMARTReporter[117]: Drive: 'WDC WD5000KS-00MNB0 (MacHD2 | WD-WCANU1836615 | disk1)' Status: SMARTOK (S.M.A.R.T. condition not exceeded, drive OK)
Nov 1 16:23:38 computername SMARTReporter[117]: Drive: 'WDC WD2500JS-41SGB0 (Tiger | WD-WCANY2009257 | disk2)' Status: SMARTOK (S.M.A.R.T. condition not exceeded, drive OK)
Nov 1 16:23:48 computername ReportCrash[17980]: Formulating crash report for process quicklookd[17973]
Nov 1 16:23:48 computername Finder[106]: [QL ERROR] (file://localhost/Library/Fonts/%23HeadlineA.dfont) Error sending request to Quick Look server: (ipc/mig) server died - retrying once
Nov 1 16:23:48 computername Finder[106]: [QL ERROR] quicklookd crashed while thumbnailing file://localhost/Library/Fonts/ArnoPro-BoldItalic.otf
Nov 1 16:23:48 computername Finder[106]: [QL ERROR] quicklookd crashed while thumbnailing file://localhost/Library/Fonts/%23PCmyoungjo.dfont
Nov 1 16:23:48 computername com.apple.launchd[88] (com.apple.quicklook[17973]): Exited abnormally: Trace/BPT trap
Nov 1 16:23:49 computername ReportCrash[17980]: Saved crashreport to /Users/USERNAME/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/quicklookd_2007-11-01-162347_computername.crash using uid: 501 gid: 20, euid: 501 egid: 20
Nov 1 16:26:16 computername com.agilewebsolutions.keychain-backup[17998]: 1Password keychain backup starting. Log file can be found at /Users/USERNAME/Library/Logs/1Passwd/keychain_backup.log
Nov 1 16:27:06 computername com.apple.launchd[1] (0x10a870.mdworker[17580]): Exited: Killed
Nov 1 16:27:13 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[17969]: Copied 1516 files (9.7 MB) from volume MacHD.
Nov 1 16:27:14 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[17969]: Copied 1528 files (9.7 MB) from volume MacHD2.
Nov 1 16:27:15 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[17969]: No pre-backup thinning needed: 525.6 MB requested (including padding), 266.05 GB available
Nov 1 16:27:16 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[17969]: Copied 245 files (6 KB) from volume MacHD.
Nov 1 16:27:17 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[17969]: Copied 257 files (6 KB) from volume MacHD2.
Nov 1 16:27:18 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[17969]: Starting post-backup thinning
Nov 1 16:27:18 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[17969]: No post-back up thinning needed: no expired backups exist
Nov 1 16:27:18 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[17969]: Backup completed successfully.
Nov 1 16:29:52 computername Adium[882]: Failure with ATSFontGetUnicodeCharacterCoverage(). Disabling font fallback optimization for characters not renderable.
Nov 1 16:31:27 computername /usr/sbin/spindump[18039]: process 16839 is being monitored
Nov 1 16:31:36 computername ReportCrash[18041]: Formulating crash report for process Activity Monitor[18040]
Nov 1 16:31:37 computername ReportCrash[18041]: Saved crashreport to /Users/USERNAME/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Activity Monitor_2007-11-01-163135_computername.crash using uid: 501 gid: 20, euid: 501 egid: 20
Nov 1 16:31:36 computername com.apple.launchd[88] ([0x0-0x3d23d2].com.apple.ActivityMonitor[18040]): Exited abnormally: Bus error
Nov 1 16:31:41 computername ReportCrash[18041]: Formulating crash report for process Problem Reporter[18044]
Nov 1 16:31:41 computername ReportCrash[18041]: Saved crashreport to /Users/USERNAME/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Problem Reporter_2007-11-01-163140_computername.crash using uid: 501 gid: 20, euid: 501 egid: 20
Nov 1 16:31:41 computername com.apple.launchd[88] (com.apple.ProblemReporter[18044]): Exited abnormally: Bus error
Nov 1 16:31:47 computername ReportCrash[18048]: Formulating crash report for process Activity Monitor[18047]
Nov 1 16:31:47 computername ReportCrash[18048]: Saved crashreport to /Users/USERNAME/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Activity Monitor_2007-11-01-163145_computername.crash using uid: 501 gid: 20, euid: 501 egid: 20
Nov 1 16:31:47 computername com.apple.launchd[88] ([0x0-0x3d53d5].com.apple.ActivityMonitor[18047]): Exited abnormally: Bus error
Nov 1 16:31:48 computername com.apple.launchd[88] (com.apple.ProblemReporter): Throttling respawn: Will start in 2 seconds
Nov 1 16:31:51 computername ReportCrash[18048]: Formulating crash report for process Problem Reporter[18050]
Nov 1 16:31:52 computername ReportCrash[18048]: Saved crashreport to /Users/USERNAME/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Problem Reporter_2007-11-01-163150_computername.crash using uid: 501 gid: 20, euid: 501 egid: 20
Nov 1 16:31:52 computername /usr/sbin/spindump[18039]: process 16839 is being force quit
Nov 1 16:31:55 computername firefox-bin[16839]: /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.5.0/Classes/classes.jar: Cannot allocate memory
Nov 1 16:31:52 computername com.apple.launchd[88] (com.apple.ProblemReporter[18050]): Exited abnormally: Bus error
Nov 1 16:31:55 computername [0x0-0x381381].org.mozilla.firefox[16839]: firefox-bin(16839,0x18942a00) malloc: *** mmap(size=32768) failed (error code=12)
Nov 1 16:31:55 computername [0x0-0x381381].org.mozilla.firefox[16839]: firefox-bin(16839,0x18942a00) malloc: *** error: can't allocate region
Nov 1 16:31:55 computername [0x0-0x381381].org.mozilla.firefox[16839]: firefox-bin(16839,0x18942a00) malloc: *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug
Nov 1 16:31:58 computername com.apple.launchd[88] ([0x0-0x381381].org.mozilla.firefox[16839]): Exited: Killed
Nov 1 16:32:05 computername ReportCrash[18053]: Formulating crash report for process Activity Monitor[18052]
Nov 1 16:32:06 computername ReportCrash[18053]: Saved crashreport to /Users/USERNAME/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Activity Monitor_2007-11-01-163204_computername.crash using uid: 501 gid: 20, euid: 501 egid: 20
Nov 1 16:32:05 computername com.apple.launchd[88] ([0x0-0x3d73d7].com.apple.ActivityMonitor[18052]): Exited abnormally: Bus error
Nov 1 16:32:09 computername ReportCrash[18053]: Formulating crash report for process Problem Reporter[18056]
Nov 1 16:32:09 computername ReportCrash[18053]: Saved crashreport to /Users/USERNAME/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Problem Reporter_2007-11-01-163207_computername.crash using uid: 501 gid: 20, euid: 501 egid: 20
Nov 1 16:32:09 computername com.apple.launchd[88] (com.apple.ProblemReporter[18056]): Exited abnormally: Bus error
Nov 1 16:32:24 computername [0x0-0x3a83a8].com.barebones.bbedit[17027]: BBEdit(17027,0xa0609f60) malloc: *** mmap(size=32768) failed (error code=12)
Nov 1 16:32:24 computername [0x0-0x3a83a8].com.barebones.bbedit[17027]: BBEdit(17027,0xa0609f60) malloc: *** error: can't allocate region
Nov 1 16:32:24 computername [0x0-0x3a83a8].com.barebones.bbedit[17027]: BBEdit(17027,0xa0609f60) malloc: *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug
Nov 1 16:32:26 computername ReportCrash[18057]: Formulating crash report for process BBEdit[17027]
Nov 1 16:32:27 computername ReportCrash[18057]: Saved crashreport to /Users/USERNAME/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/BBEdit_2007-11-01-163224_computername.crash using uid: 501 gid: 20, euid: 501 egid: 20
Nov 1 16:32:27 computername com.apple.launchd[88] ([0x0-0x3a83a8].com.barebones.bbedit[17027]): Exited abnormally: Bus error
Nov 1 16:32:44 computername login[17052]: DEAD_PROCESS: 17052 ttys000
Nov 1 16:32:46 computername [0x0-0x3b33b3].com.adobe.dreamweaver-9.0[17105]: Dreamweaver(17105,0xb0438000) malloc: *** mmap(size=32768) failed (error code=12)
Nov 1 16:32:46 computername [0x0-0x3b33b3].com.adobe.dreamweaver-9.0[17105]: Dreamweaver(17105,0xb0438000) malloc: *** error: can't allocate region
Nov 1 16:32:46 computername [0x0-0x3b33b3].com.adobe.dreamweaver-9.0[17105]: Dreamweaver(17105,0xb0438000) malloc: *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug
Nov 1 16:32:50 computername ReportCrash[18069]: Formulating crash report for process Dreamweaver[17105]
Nov 1 16:32:52 computername ReportCrash[18069]: Saved crashreport to /Users/USERNAME/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Dreamweaver_2007-11-01-163246_computername.crash using uid: 501 gid: 20, euid: 501 egid: 20
Nov 1 16:32:51 computername com.apple.launchd[88] ([0x0-0x3b33b3].com.adobe.dreamweaver-9.0[17105]): Exited abnormally: Bus error
Nov 1 16:33:08 computername /usr/sbin/spindump[18073]: process 138 is being monitored
Nov 1 16:33:36 computername Console[18074]: Failure with ATSFontGetUnicodeCharacterCoverage(). Disabling font fallback optimization for characters not renderable.
Nov 1 16:33:44 computername ReportCrash[18076]: Formulating crash report for process System Profiler[18075]
Nov 1 16:33:44 computername ReportCrash[18076]: Saved crashreport to /Users/USERNAME/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/System Profiler_2007-11-01-163343_computername.crash using uid: 501 gid: 20, euid: 501 egid: 20
Nov 1 16:33:44 computername com.apple.launchd[88] ([0x0-0x3dc3dc].com.apple.SystemProfiler[18075]): Exited abnormally: Bus error
Nov 1 16:33:47 computername ReportCrash[18076]: Formulating crash report for process Problem Reporter[18078]
Nov 1 16:33:48 computername ReportCrash[18076]: Saved crashreport to /Users/USERNAME/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Problem Reporter_2007-11-01-163346_computername.crash using uid: 501 gid: 20, euid: 501 egid: 20
Nov 1 16:33:54 computername /usr/sbin/spindump[18073]: process 138 is being force quit
Nov 1 16:33:48 computername com.apple.launchd[88] (com.apple.ProblemReporter[18078]): Exited abnormally: Bus error
Nov 1 16:33:57 computername /usr/sbin/spindump[18073]: process 138 is being no longer being monitored
Nov 1 16:33:57 computername com.apple.launchd[88] ([0x0-0x18018].com.apple.iTunes[138]): Exited: Terminated
Nov 1 16:34:05 computername loginwindow[24]: DEAD_PROCESS: 0 console
Nov 1 16:34:05 computername shutdown[18080]: reboot by USERNAME:
Nov 1 16:34:05 computername com.apple.loginwindow[24]: Shutdown NOW!
Nov 1 16:34:05 computername shutdown[18080]: SHUTDOWN_TIME: 1193949245 278476
Nov 1 16:34:05 computername com.apple.loginwindow[24]: System shutdown time has arrived^G^G

Only thing I did different is at one point I used Cover Flow to browse my Fonts folder. Not sure if that has anything to do with the quicklook server errors early on.

-Kevin
 

zubon

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Jan 24, 2008
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Has anyone come up with theories/solutions for the above?

I am having the same exact problem affecting my 2 GHz/2 GB SDRAM MacBook running 10.5.1 ... it happens with alarming frequency, at least once every few days. Any help would be appreciated.
 
I have a similar issue (and I'm still on Leopard), and the only clue I have is: Time Machine and remote disks.

Sometimes the connection between my Macs and the small NAS from Iomega that deals with both the Time Machine backups and remote disks will "hang". It's hard to describe it, but it simply drives the Mac(s) crazy (and myself too!). Things hang, refuse to get force-quitted, reboot/shutdown doesn't work any more, and so on. The errors I get are pretty much what @kbmb has posted here. Sadly they refuse to go away.

My only solution right now is to disconnect the NAS (or turn it down), relaunch the Mac, wait until it disconnects all remote drives and gives up on insisting to do the backup, and returns to "normality". All errors disappear as if by magic. This is quite easy to replicate, and it happens at least with two of my Macs (one iMac and one MacBook) very consistently.

A few hints are also here: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1754704 I'll try to redo my Spotlight indexes to see if that helps, but I seriously suspect it's just another of those helpful hints that will lead to nowhere...
 
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