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Constant Kernel panics since Lion. Macbook pro Apr 2010 model

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Jul 22, 2011 5:26 AM

just got a kernel panic when writing this So here it is again...


Hi I would quite frequently (once a day) receive kernel panics before upgrading to Lion. I took to be "repaired" and was told there is nothing wrong! This very much upset me as the machine cost $2500+ is a i7 macbook pro and is my work machine. It is very hard for me to be apart from my laptop as i do all my development work on it. So being without for a week took a lot of preparation... anyway after getting it back and continued to get "black screen of deaths" i thought maybe some magical fix could exist within the upgrade to Lion. Well today my laptop (by looking at the /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/  has had a kernel panic 10 times! (now 11 times...)

It doesn't matter what i am doing, i will be using my machine then BAM black screen and i must hard reboot. I have actually been able to replicate the problem reliably under google chrome browser. Every single time i save a file the file will complete then KP. This didn't use to do this prior to Lion. No idea why lion would KP after a simple File save...


To say i'm upset with this is a massive understatement. I will be telling all my family, friends and IT work mates/friends not to buy apple. I find their front of "genius" bar a big sham. I have read of many issues with people having this problem of macbook pro's getting kernel panics and it is obviously linked to issues with Nvidia video cards but Apple refuses to admit to a problem in manufacturing. I don't like this attitude. I also don't agree that people should only receive 12 months warrantee on a product which costs $2500+ that is simply abserd. Just to put things in perspective. I've just had floating floorboards installed in my unit... it cost $2200AUD to install 29suare meters of floor boards... labor + materials and it has 25 years, yes 25 YEARS warranty.


Below are kernel panics before and after Lion


anyway here are the latest kernel panics:

Fri Jul 22 22:02:15 2011

panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff7f809122bf): NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xc0000000 0xffffff80a01c6000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P2/4

Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address

0xffffff80b4663800 : 0xffffff8000220702

0xffffff80b4663880 : 0xffffff7f809122bf

0xffffff80b4663910 : 0xffffff7f80a023fc

0xffffff80b4663960 : 0xffffff7f80a024bc

0xffffff80b46639c0 : 0xffffff7f80cac749

0xffffff80b4663b00 : 0xffffff7f80a21519

0xffffff80b4663b30 : 0xffffff7f8091bc4a

0xffffff80b4663be0 : 0xffffff7f8091754c

0xffffff80b4663dd0 : 0xffffff7f80919001

0xffffff80b4663eb0 : 0xffffff7f808b42a4

0xffffff80b4663f00 : 0xffffff7f820277de

0xffffff80b4663f50 : 0xffffff7f82027f32

0xffffff80b4663f70 : 0xffffff800023dafc

0xffffff80b4663fb0 : 0xffffff8000820057

      Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
[7E65ECA2-D3A1-35F8-B845-C975FB531E7E]@0xffffff7f808 b2000->0xffffff7f80b88fff

            dependency:[95ABB490-3AB5-3D5E-9C21-67089A9AE6A1]@0xffff ff7f8083e000

            dependency:[E99C8907-946D-3F1A-A261-4C0F2D5D0451]@0xffff ff7f808a0000

            dependency:[897EB322-FD55-36D7-A68E-9E9C34A74A84]@0xf fffff7f80868000
[2E84958C-1EEC-316B-9F7A-68C368F83476]@0xffffff7 f80b89000->0xffffff7f80eaafff

            dependency:[7E65ECA2-D3A1-35F8-B845-C975FB531E7E]@0xffffff7f808 b2000
[0F9DB3F1-BE6E-3C13-A7D5-86385AE82AB1]@0xffffff 7f82026000->0xffffff7f82030fff

            dependency:[897EB322-FD55-36D7-A68E-9E9C34A74A84]@0xf fffff7f80868000

            dependency:[E99C8907-946D-3F1A-A261-4C0F2D5D0451]@0xffff ff7f808a0000

            dependency:[95ABB490-3AB5-3D5E-9C21-67089A9AE6A1]@0xffff ff7f8083e000


BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task


Mac OS version:



Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 11.0.0: Sat Jun 18 12:56:35 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1699.22.73~1/RELEASE_X86_64

Kernel UUID: 24CC17EB-30B0-3F6C-907F-1A9B2057AF78

System model name: MacBookPro6,2 (Mac-F22586C8)


System uptime in nanoseconds: 1097495414915

last loaded kext at 591695009349:    1.0.0d22 (addr 0xffffff7f8078d000, size 36864)

last unloaded kext at 654222864945:    1.0.0d22 (addr 0xffffff7f8078d000, size 36864)

loaded kexts:

com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring    8.0    81    1.9.4d0    3.0    122    3.5.9    1.0.24    2.1.1f11    2.1.1f11    100.12.40    1.59    7.0.2    3.0.1d2    7.0.2    1.0.0d1    7.0.0    1.2.0    2.0.1d2    7.0.2    4.7.0b2    1.5.1    3.0.8    220.8    3.0.0    220.8    309    3.0.0    1.0.0d1    1.0.0d1    32    2.0.0    4.4.0    4.8.6    161.0.0    500.20.6    1.5.0    3.0.6b9    2.1.8    4.4.0    1.4    1.4    1.6    1.7    1.4    1.5    166.0.0    3.0.30    1    166.0.0    81    81    81    81    81    81    81    1.0    2.1.1f11    1.0.10d0    80.0    2.5f17    10.0.5    2.2.3    1.8.3fc11    1.3    2.1.1f11    2.1.1f11    3.1.1d2    4.7.0b2    1.0.10d0    3.0.8    1.0.3    7.0.2    7.0.2    2.3    2.3    2.5f17    2.5f17    2.5f17    3.0.0    3.0.0    220.23    4.4.0    4.4.0    3.9.0    3.0.0    1.6    1.6    1.7    403    2.0.0    3.0.0    4.4.0    4.4.3    400.40    1.0.0d5    2.0    2.0.6    4.4.0    1.5.0    1.7.0    1.1    165    1.0.0d1    7    326    1.7    28.18    1.4    2.6.5    1.4




Here is a kernel panic before Lion install:

Interval Since Last Panic Report:  176519 sec

Panics Since Last Report:          1

Anonymous UUID:                    C2362CC9-9AA7-49F1-BF43-86179E4225A4


Sun Jun 19 08:37:25 2011

panic(cpu 0 caller 0x9cdc8f): NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0x0a2910de 0x00100000 0x00000000, BAR0 0xc0000000 0x7fb58000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P2/4

Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)

0x935c1e88 : 0x21b510 (0x5d9514 0x935c1ebc 0x223978 0x0)

0x935c1ed8 : 0x9cdc8f (0xbe323c 0xc53840 0xbf23cc 0x0)

0x935c1f78 : 0xae85d3 (0x9590804 0x8555004 0x100 0x4)

0x935c1fc8 : 0xadf5cc (0x8555004 0x100 0x935c1ff8 0x9bd76c)

0x935c1ff8 : 0x16df965 (0x8555004 0x100 0x438004ee 0x0)

0x935c2138 : 0xb07250 (0x8555004 0x9926004 0x0 0x0)

0x935c2178 : 0x9d6e23 (0x8555004 0x9926004 0x0 0x0)

0x935c2218 : 0x9d3502 (0x0 0x9 0x0 0x0)

0x935c23c8 : 0x9d568e (0x0 0x600d600d 0x7027 0x935c23f8)

0x935c2498 : 0xc7ea25 (0xc1d0004a 0xbeef0003 0xc199c00 0x71)

0x935c2538 : 0xc7ef39 (0x46291000 0xc199c00 0xc58c804 0x0)

0x935c2578 : 0xc628f5 (0x46291000 0xc58c800 0x0 0x235050)

0x935c25a8 : 0xc9bc13 (0x4620a000 0xc58c800 0x935c28cc 0x935c286c)

0x935c28e8 : 0xc98aaf (0x4620a000 0x4620a77c 0x1 0x3)

0x935c2908 : 0xc605a1 (0x4620a000 0x4620a77c 0x1 0x0)

0x935c2938 : 0xc9a572 (0x4620a000 0x935c2a7c 0x0 0x0)

0x935c2978 : 0xc648de (0x4620a000 0x935c2a7c 0x0 0xc000401)

0x935c2ab8 : 0xc9dee6 (0x4620a000 0x0 0x935c2bcc 0x935c2bc8)

0x935c2b68 : 0xc60c93 (0x4620a000 0x0 0x935c2bcc 0x935c2bc8)

0x935c2be8 : 0x56a738 (0x4620a000 0x0 0x935c2e3c 0x935c2c74)

0x935c2c38 : 0x56afd7 (0xcef020 0x4620a000 0xcb8f988 0x1)

0x935c2c88 : 0x56b88b (0x4620a000 0x10 0x935c2cd0 0x0)

0x935c2da8 : 0x285be0 (0x4620a000 0x10 0xcb8f988 0x1)

0x935c3e58 : 0x21d8be (0xcb8f960 0x8a9c5a0 0x1778 0xea03)

0x935c3e98 : 0x210a3e (0xcb8f900 0x0 0x155b25b0 0xaa7a540)

0x935c3ef8 : 0x216ca1 (0xcb8f900 0x0 0x0 0x0)

0x935c3f78 : 0x295168 (0x94152a8 0x0 0x0 0x0)

0x935c3fc8 : 0x2a149d (0x94152a4 0x1 0x10 0x0)

      Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):










BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Safari


Mac OS version:



Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 10.7.0: Sat Jan 29 15:17:16 PST 2011; root:xnu-1504.9.37~1/RELEASE_I386

System model name: MacBookPro6,2 (Mac-F22586C8)


System uptime in nanoseconds: 41708404275290

unloaded kexts:    1.6.3 (addr 0x935dd000, size 0x53248) - last unloaded 37174717815087

loaded kexts:

com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring    7.0

com.parallels.kext.prl_vnic    6.0 11822.604190

com.parallels.kext.prl_netbridge    6.0 11822.604190

com.parallels.kext.prl_usb_connect    6.0 11822.604190

com.parallels.kext.prl_hid_hook    6.0 11822.604190

com.parallels.kext.prl_hypervisor    6.0 11822.604190    2.1.2 - last loaded 40967173275577    1.9.3d0    2.1.0    1.2.0    1.9.9f12    100.12.19    1.9.9f12    3.5.4    1.0.17    2.4.0f1    6.2.6    6.2.6    3.0.0d4    1.54    1.5.0d3    7.0.0    364    364    1.1.6    4.5.0d5    1.4.12    2.8.68    6.2.6    200.3.2    200.3.2    303.8    2.5.8    31    1.0.0d1    2.6.5    1.6.3    4.1.7    427.36.9    2.3.9b6    1.4.0    160.0.0    4.7.1    4.1.8    2.1.5    1.3.5    1.3.1    1.5    1.6    1.3.5    1.4    105.13.0    1    0    2.1.11    105.13.0    207.10    1.9.9f12    17    10    14    10    10    20    1.0.8d0    2.0.3    74.2    2.4.0f1    10.0.3    365    1.8.0fc1    1.3    1.9.9f12    1.9.9f12    41.4    3.1.0d3    4.5.0d5    1.0.8d0    6.2.6    6.2.6    2.2    2.2    2.4.0f1    2.4.0f1    2.4.0f1    206.6    4.1.5    2.6.5    2.6.5    4.1.8    3.9.0    2.6.5    1.6    1.6    1.6    402.1    1.2.5    2.6.5    4.1.5    314.1.1    1.10    4.2.6    4.1.8    2.0.4    1.4.0    1.6.5    1.1    1.0.0d1    6    289    1.6.2    1.3.5    2.6    1.3.0

System Profile:

Model: MacBookPro6,2, BootROM MBP61.0057.B0C, 2 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.66 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.58f15

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, PCIe, 512 MB

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics, Built-In, 288 MB

Memory Module: global_name

AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x93), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (

Bluetooth: Version 2.4.0f1, 2 service, 19 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1

Serial ATA Device: Hitachi HTS545050B9SA02, 465.76 GB

Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-898

USB Device: Hub, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000

USB Device: Hub, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2502, 0xfd130000

USB Device: Hub, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2602, 0xfd131000

USB Device: Elements 1023, 0x1058  (Western Digital Technologies, Inc.), 0x1023, 0xfd131200

USB Device: Flash Card Reader, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2228, 0xfd131100

USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8507, 0xfd110000

USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0xfd120000

USB Device: Hub, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfa100000

USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000

USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8218, 0xfa113000

USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x0236, 0xfa120000

USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8403, 0xfa130000

Macbook pro 15, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Calculating status...

    I am also having this problem. I also have MacBook Pro 6,2 (15" i7 2.6Ghz).


    I think it's tied to switching from intergrated graphics to the nvidia and specifically vause by the nVidia driver (which historically have always sucked) as the file is the first thing that gets pointed at when the crash happens. Quite annoying I know but no doubt fixable with an update soon enough.


    Strangely this problem only started happening for me once I upgraded to the GM release of Lion, earlier Developer releases didn't have the problem.


    I find it particularly crashey when I login, I assume it uses Intergrated GFX on that screen then switches to the main gpu just after.

    I think a partial fix is disabling automatic graphics switching (under Energy Saver in System Preferences) and keeping the MacBook plugged in when you're using it.

    Hopefully theres enough of us sending error reports so Apple are aware of it.

  • kowalenzo Calculating status...

    I have exactly same issue, no problems since installing gfxcardstatus, thanks for the info!

  • jeanfromrosemere Calculating status...

    Exact same propblem here since the installation of Lion.  Getting that 'Lion Black Screen Of Death' almost once a day.


    panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff7f809e62bf): NVRM[0/1:0:0 ...

          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:




    Mac OS version:


    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version 11.2.0: Tue Jul 19 17:39:08 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1699.24.3~1/RELEASE_X86_64

    System model name: MacBookPro6,2 ...


    Will try that gfxcardstatus ...


    Come on Apple, you should invest more on your QA department and less in your 'natural' scrolling swat-team! 


    He he natural-scrolling.  I am all confused now.  Heu... going down or up?




  • Alex Harisiadis Calculating status...

    OH. MY. GOD. This has been happening NON-STOP since I upgraded to Lion and I cannot believe Apple would release such a piece of **** to their customers (only swear word for this post—I'm done).


    I have MULTIPLE panics a day, many of them related to either Adium or when I'm using iTunes. Usually, I'll be just listening to something on iTunes and then my computer black-screens. The knuckleheads at the Apple Store told me it might be because my laptop is too hot, but that's nonsense, since I will be in a nice cool area, and this will still happen.


    I'm going to try that gfxcardstatus and I will keep my fingers crossed.



  • Russell Yonkers Calculating status...

    I have still not upgraded to Lion. I have been getting these kernel panics for some time now. I even did a time machine backup and then a complete clean load of my system. I also stopped using Chrome and went to Firefox because the latest relase of Firefox does not use the nVidia graphics. I thought I had it licked until last night when I hooked up to an external monitor then within like 30 seconds, bam... black screen. The crash report yet again has nVidia written all over it. So there is something wrong with the nVidia driver, and not just for Lion users.

  • yakyu Calculating status...

    My mbp 15" (2010) started to freeze to an unusable degree after Lion upgrade; it was bearable with gfxstatus on Snow Leopard. Walked in to genius bar in HK and book an appointment. They ran a video test and found the logic board faulty. Will replace it for free within 3 days at NO CHARGE! Strongly suggest anyone with similar problem to do the same.


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