Well Yes... The New OS Update (10.14.4) Causes My Previously Stable 2018 MacBook Pro to Crash

PROFESS0R

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Greetings,

Not once since I have owned my 2018 MacBook Pro (see sig for details) has it ever crashed... until yesterday, after I updated to OS X 10.14.4. Since the update, I had two crashes in one day. What did I do to fix the problem? I turned off FileVault. Stable. As a test, I turned FileVault back on... crashed within 2 hours. Turned FileVault off, stable.

It is important to note that FileVault has been on on my computer ever since new. The recent update appears to have broken my system. I tried to use console to view the coredump, but could not locate the actual crash. A quick search revealed the issues with the T2 chip related to FileVault, which is why I disabled it immediately.

If I wanted to view the actual coredump, where would I find it in the log files? In the past, I simply searched all the logs for the coredump, but something appears to have changed in the way OS X reports coredumps.

Joe
 

stevemiller

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I haven’t updated to 10.14.4 yet but I’ve had my share of system instability. Given my needs I’m starting to wonder if I should turn off file vault. It seems like a good idea on paper, but also the source of a lot of potential issues.

Out of curiosity, how long did the disabling process take? ive read some horror stories of changes to file vault taking hours to days or worse...
 

LogicalApex

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Sorry to hear that man. I will take a look at FileVault if I have any crashes. So far, 10.14.4 has been stable for me w/ FileVault also enabled since new in September.
 

PROFESS0R

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It turned off immediately for me. If it was doing something behind the scenes, I was not aware of it.

I haven’t updated to 10.14.4 yet but I’ve had my share of system instability. Given my needs I’m starting to wonder if I should turn off file vault. It seems like a good idea on paper, but also the source of a lot of potential issues.

Out of curiosity, how long did the disabling process take? ive read some horror stories of changes to file vault taking hours to days or worse...