7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2013 8:53 PM by BanthaRider
BanthaRider Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I've been having this issue for a few months now and I've been hoping an update would come out that would magically fix the issue.  I'm getting a kernel panic a few seconds after startup of iPhoto.  I can open up iPhoto fine in my Guest account.  I've gone so far as to wipe my drive clean and do a fresh install of ML but the issue returned. I'm running an early '08 Mac Pro.  Here's some of the crash log.

 

Process:         iPhoto [880]

Path:            /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto

Identifier:      com.apple.iPhoto

Version:         9.4.2 (9.4.2)

Build Info:      iPhotoProject-710042000000000~2

App Item ID:     408981381

App External ID: 11723545

Code Type:       X86 (Native)

Parent Process:  launchd [207]

User ID:         501

 

Date/Time:       2013-01-08 11:42:37.561 -0800

OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)

Report Version:  10

 

Interval Since Last Report:          1313760 sec

Crashes Since Last Report:           12

Per-App Interval Since Last Report:  18 sec

Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   1

Anonymous UUID:                      19EF4CB4-CAAE-FD39-3CA9-7DE75A4F2926

 

Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

 

Exception Type:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)

Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000000

 

VM Regions Near 0:

--> __PAGEZERO             0000000000000000-0000000000001000 [    4K] ---/--- SM=NUL  /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto

    VM_ALLOCATE            0000000000001000-00000000000c9000 [  800K] ---/--- SM=NUL 

 

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

0   libsystem_c.dylib             0x96b1f5e0 strlen + 16

1   com.apple.AddressBook.framework 0x97b2c0c8 ABInitFileLock + 29

2   com.apple.AddressBook.framework 0x97b28403 -[ABAddressBook nts_InitDefaultContactManager] + 310

3   com.apple.AddressBook.framework 0x97b28160 +[ABAddressBook nts_SharedAddressBook] + 106

4   com.apple.AddressBook.framework 0x97b28002 +[ABAddressBook nts_CreateSharedAddressBook] + 68

5   com.apple.AddressBook.framework 0x97b27167 +[ABAddressBook sharedAddressBook] + 180

6   com.apple.imcore              0x0522b668 0x51bc000 + 456296

7   com.apple.imcore              0x05205911 0x51bc000 + 301329

8   libdispatch.dylib             0x941b4c82 _dispatch_client_callout + 46

9   libdispatch.dylib             0x941b4bf1 dispatch_once_f + 57

10  libdispatch.dylib             0x941b5831 dispatch_once + 31

11  com.apple.imcore              0x051bd3aa 0x51bc000 + 5034

12  com.apple.imcore              0x05202ea9 0x51bc000 + 290473

13  com.apple.imcore              0x051ffa98 0x51bc000 + 277144

14  com.apple.imcore              0x051c85f2 0x51bc000 + 50674

15  com.apple.imcore              0x051ff249 0x51bc000 + 275017

16  com.apple.imcore              0x051c809f 0x51bc000 + 49311

17  com.apple.imcore              0x051c7e8e 0x51bc000 + 48782

18  com.apple.imcore              0x051c4331 0x51bc000 + 33585

19  com.apple.imcore              0x051e03f6 0x51bc000 + 148470

20  com.apple.imcore              0x051e1e7a 0x51bc000 + 155258

21  com.apple.imcore              0x051c7c5c 0x51bc000 + 48220

22  com.apple.imcore              0x051c79e9 0x51bc000 + 47593

23  com.apple.imcore              0x051f0be7 0x51bc000 + 216039

24  com.apple.imcore              0x051f3924 0x51bc000 + 227620

25  com.apple.imfoundation        0x0528f16d 0x5282000 + 53613

26  com.apple.imfoundation        0x05290be3 0x5282000 + 60387

27  libobjc.A.dylib               0x90e024ee +[NSObject performSelector:withObject:] + 69

28  com.apple.Foundation          0x93ef80c0 __NSThreadPerformPerform + 395

29  com.apple.CoreFoundation      0x95b6966f __CFRUNLOOP_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_A_SOURCE0_PERFORM_FUNCTION__ + 15

30  com.apple.CoreFoundation      0x95b69169 __CFRunLoopDoSources0 + 441

31  com.apple.CoreFoundation      0x95b8ee46 __CFRunLoopRun + 934

32  com.apple.CoreFoundation      0x95b8e63a CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 378

33  com.apple.CoreFoundation      0x95b8e4ab CFRunLoopRunInMode + 123

34  com.apple.HIToolbox           0x995af15a RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 242

35  com.apple.HIToolbox           0x995aedf5 ReceiveNextEventCommon + 162

36  com.apple.HIToolbox           0x995aed44 BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInMode + 88

37  com.apple.AppKit              0x94a3aa3a _DPSNextEvent + 724

38  com.apple.AppKit              0x94a3a26c -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 119

39  com.apple.AppKit              0x94c8d2c0 -[NSApplication _realDoModalLoop:peek:] + 667

40  com.apple.AppKit              0x94c8d404 -[NSApplication _doModalLoop:peek:] + 67

41  com.apple.AppKit              0x94c8d5c5 -[NSApplication runModalForWindow:] + 198

42  com.apple.AppKit              0x94c7eaa6 -[NSAlert runModal] + 212

43  com.apple.RedRock             0x029c13f7 +[RKAlert promptUserForAction:otherAction:orCancel:title:message:cancelIsDefaultButton:he lpAnchor:prefName:] + 932

44  com.apple.RedRock             0x029c1470 +[RKAlert promptUserForAction:otherAction:orCancel:title:message:cancelIsDefaultButton:he lpAnchor:] + 91

45  com.apple.RedRock             0x029c14c9 +[RKAlert promptUserForAction:otherAction:orCancel:title:message:cancelIsDefaultButton:] + 84

46  com.apple.RedRock             0x029c151b +[RKAlert promptUserForAction:orCancel:title:message:cancelIsDefaultButton:] + 77

47  com.apple.RedRock             0x029c1648 +[RKAlert promptUserForAction:orCancel:title:message:] + 69

48  com.apple.RedRock             0x026b393b -[RKDatabase openDatabaseWithOptions:] + 9683

49  com.apple.RedRock             0x026b008b -[RKDatabaseComponent openDatabaseForLibraryPath:options:] + 495

50  com.apple.RedRock             0x026afc75 -[Godot startupDatabase] + 995

51  com.apple.RedRock             0x0296db73 -[Godot startWithLibraryPath:inAppStoreMode:] + 190

52  com.apple.iPhoto              0x00100c6e 0xc9000 + 228462

53  com.apple.iPhoto              0x000fd22b 0xc9000 + 213547

54  com.apple.iPhoto              0x000faa87 0xc9000 + 203399

55  com.apple.iPhoto              0x000f9e28 0xc9000 + 200232

56  com.apple.iPhoto              0x002ea30f 0xc9000 + 2233103

57  com.apple.iPhoto              0x002df679 0xc9000 + 2188921

58  com.apple.iPhoto              0x000f7c20 0xc9000 + 191520

59  com.apple.iPhoto              0x000f636b 0xc9000 + 185195

60  com.apple.Foundation          0x93ec0c52 __57-[NSNotificationCenter addObserver:selector:name:object:]_block_invoke_0 + 49

61  com.apple.CoreFoundation      0x95c54e01 ___CFXNotificationPost_block_invoke_0 + 257

62  com.apple.CoreFoundation      0x95ba043a _CFXNotificationPost + 2794

63  com.apple.Foundation          0x93ea9788 -[NSNotificationCenter postNotificationName:object:userInfo:] + 92

64  com.apple.AppKit              0x94a4218e -[NSApplication _postDidFinishNotification] + 367

65  com.apple.AppKit              0x94a41e48 -[NSApplication _sendFinishLaunchingNotification] + 249

66  com.apple.AppKit              0x94a3ed9f -[NSApplication(NSAppleEventHandling) _handleAEOpenEvent:] + 751

67  com.apple.AppKit              0x94a3e8b4 -[NSApplication(NSAppleEventHandling) _handleCoreEvent:withReplyEvent:] + 378

68  libobjc.A.dylib               0x90e02628 -[NSObject performSelector:withObject:withObject:] + 77

69  com.apple.Foundation          0x93ec423a __76-[NSAppleEventManager setEventHandler:andSelector:forEventClass:andEventID:]_block_invoke_0 + 121

70  com.apple.Foundation          0x93ec3d91 -[NSAppleEventManager dispatchRawAppleEvent:withRawReply:handlerRefCon:] + 430

71  com.apple.Foundation          0x93ec3b8e _NSAppleEventManagerGenericHandler + 173

72  com.apple.AE                  0x9252f535 aeDispatchAppleEvent(AEDesc const*, AEDesc*, unsigned long, unsigned char*) + 331

73  com.apple.AE                  0x925059de dispatchEventAndSendReply(AEDesc const*, AEDesc*) + 44

74  com.apple.AE                  0x9250589d aeProcessAppleEvent + 318

75  com.apple.HIToolbox           0x995bae48 AEProcessAppleEvent + 100

76  com.apple.AppKit              0x94a3addd _DPSNextEvent + 1655

77  com.apple.AppKit              0x94a3a26c -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 119

78  com.apple.AppKit              0x94a306cc -[NSApplication run] + 855

79  com.apple.AppKit              0x949d36f6 NSApplicationMain + 1053

80  com.apple.iPhoto              0x000d8c99 0xc9000 + 64665

81  com.apple.iPhoto              0x000d82e5 0xc9000 + 62181


Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Constant kernel panic on iPhoto startup
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,670 points)

    First make a temporary, backup copy (if you don't already have a backup copy) of the library and try the following:

     

    1 - delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your

         User/Home/Library/ Preferences folder.

     

    2 - delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your

    User/Home/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder (Snow Leopard and Earlier).

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    or with Mt. Lion from the User/Library/Containers/com.apple.iPhoto/
    Data/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto
    folder

     

    iP11mtlioncache.png

    3 - launch iPhoto and try again.

     

    NOTE: If you're moved your library from its default location in your Home/Pictures folder you will have to point iPhoto to its new location when you next open iPhoto by holding down the Option key when launching iPhoto.  You'll also have to reset the iPhoto's various preferences.

     

    NOTE 2:  In Lion and Mountain Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.

     

     

    OT

  • 2. Re: Constant kernel panic on iPhoto startup
    BanthaRider Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That unfortunately didn't work for me.  Nearly identical crash log.

  • 3. Re: Constant kernel panic on iPhoto startup
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,670 points)

    Since iPhoto runs OK in your guest account it could be a preference file other than iPhoto's in your account.  Here's a way to check that out:

     

    Trouble Shooting Preferences

     

    NOTE: In Lion and Mountain Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.

     

    1 - close all applications.

     

    2 - open your Home/Library folder and Option-drag (copy) the Preferences folder to the Desktop. 

     

    3 - select the contents of your Home/Library/Preferences folder and drag them into the Trash bin in the Dock.  You will be asked to provide your Admin password.

     

    4 - reboot.

     

    5 - run the application again and determine if the problems is fixed

     

    6 - If the problem is fixed:

     

    A - open the working Home/Library/Preferences folder.

     

    B - Open the Preferences  folder on the Desktop, select all of the contents and drag them into the working Home/Library/Preferences folder.

     

    C - When the Copy window pops up check the "Apply to All" check box and then click on the Don't Replace or Skip button.

     

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    D - reboot.

     

    7 - If the problem is NOT fixed, drag the contents of the Preference folder on the Desktop into the Home/Library/Preference folder and replace the entire contents that were created by clicking on Replace.

     

    8 - reboot.

  • 4. Re: Constant kernel panic on iPhoto startup
    BanthaRider Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks again for your suggestion but that didn't do it either.

  • 5. Re: Constant kernel panic on iPhoto startup
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,670 points)

    It worked in the guest account and you're reinstalled ML so create a new admin user account and try it there.  If it works then we know the culprit is your current account.  We've run the preference test on your current account an it didn't help.

     

    If the new account works an option would be to transfer all your documents to it and run from there. You can eventually delete your current account once you're satified that the new accound has all your files and is working as it should. 

  • 6. Re: Constant kernel panic on iPhoto startup
    BanthaRider Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, it works in the new account.  Thanks

  • 7. Re: Constant kernel panic on iPhoto startup
    BanthaRider Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I ran into the same issues.  This fixed my problem.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4765667?start=0&tstart=0