Wot - no panic log

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bogart, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. bogart macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2008
    Just closed the DVD player and it caused a kernel panic
    and forced a hard shutdown.

    Hmmmm - no panic.log or similarly-named file anywhere. Looked in the places google (indirectly) tells me to - /Library/Logs, done "sudo locate panic" and all that kind of stuff but no sign of anything that could be that log file.

    runing 10.5.5 on MBP Core 2 Duo with 4G memory

    Is it called something else and documentation hasn't caught up? is there some way that it could fail to get generated on such a kernel fault (don't understand how, if it can generate the message to shutdown surely it can log it), or is there some configuration somewhere that has disabled this ?

  2. indemnityPop Guest

    Just wanted to note that I just had the same thing happen. I was watching hulu and have been doing lots of transfers to ftp and had the connection open. Also had a maxtor external drive plugged in. Did nothing out of the ordinary and got a kernel panic, but no panic.log file. On Late 08 MBP with 10.5.6 and 4gb ram.

    Anyone have any thoughts?

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