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Occaisional kernel panics: Panic log included

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Mar 29, 2009 2:41 PM
Hey,

I'm getting kernel panics when I have a lot of programs open, but while I still have plenty of inactive memory left per Activity Monitor. It may happen with several Firefox windows open, but it seems like it happens when there are less than a dozen browser windows open and I was not currently using Firefox. I have gone through all the KP fixes per Apple instructions including the painful task of installing and reinstalling OS X 1.5.6. I hope in Snow Leopard there will be more fixes to kernel panics (and a better version of Spotlight).

Here's the KP log:

Thu Mar 26 21:12:40 2009
panic(cpu 1 caller 0x0019EB7E): "simple lock deadlock detection: lock=0x7bdff3c, cpu=1, owning thread=0xff0000"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1228.9.59/osfmk/i386/locks_i386.c:317
Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x5b787c98 : 0x12b4f3 (0x45b13c 0x5b787ccc 0x1335e4 0x0)
0x5b787ce8 : 0x19eb7e (0x462c18 0x7bdff3c 0x1 0xff0000)
0x5b787d08 : 0x13c2a7 (0x7bdff3c 0x216 0x5b787d58 0x6f05aa8)
0x5b787d48 : 0x13d895 (0x7bdff20 0x3 0x19318b94 0x19318b90)
0x5b787d78 : 0x1584a8 (0x7bdff20 0x3 0x19318b94 0x19318b90)
0x5b787db8 : 0x12d506 (0xaf61b9c 0x19318b6c 0x0 0x0)
0x5b787df8 : 0x126609 (0xaf61b00 0x0 0x28 0x5b787ee4)
0x5b787f08 : 0x198153 (0x5b787f44 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0x5b787fc8 : 0x1a0977 (0x12716fc0 0x0 0x10 0x0)
No mapping exists for frame pointer
Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0xbfffe8e8

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: pmTool

Mac OS version:
9G55

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 9.6.0: Mon Nov 24 17:37:00 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.9.59~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: iMac8,1 (Mac-F227BEC8)

Any solutions and/or HD/SW areas to look for answers? I did a hardware test and used Rember to test RAM as well.

Is there a third party app that helps ID the KP source?


Thanks,

Grant
iMac 24" 3.06 Mhz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 4 GB Crucial memory
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,015 points)
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    Mar 29, 2009 4:59 PM (in response to Grant_M)
    Hi Grant,

    Despite the fact you've gone through the KP fixes per Apple, try here.
    Resolving Kernel Panics - L Lab

    Thread here regarding the "simple lock deadlock detection" ...http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=11931

    Check out the post by "bobw" here. Very bottom in the window. http://macosx.com/forums/archive/t-36226.html

    Grant, how much free disk space is there? Right or control click the MacintoshHD icon on your Desktop, then click: Get Info. In the Get Info window, click the discovery triangle so it's facing down. You will see; Capacity and Available Make sure you have 10% available disk space, 15% is better. Insufficient available space, can cause performance issues, system corruption, and possible loss of data.

    The KP points to two applications sharing the same resource. Perhaps running two browsers at once?




    Carolyn
    Intel iMac 2.66GHz PBG4SDrive iBookG4 iMacG3 Toshiba WinXP Airport Extreme, Mac OS X (10.5.6), WirelessMM Airport Wacom Intuos Tablet iLife 08 DW and TTPro
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,015 points)
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    Mar 29, 2009 7:17 PM (in response to Grant_M)
    Hi Grant,

    Not free disk space... process of elimination!

    You could try the 10.5.6 combo update available here. http://support.apple.com/downloads/MacOS_X_10_5_6_ComboUpdate

    This update *includes general operating system fixes* that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.

    If you do this, make sure and run Disk Utility and repair disk permissions after the install.
    Launch Disk Utility. (Applications/Utilities) Select MacintoshHD in the panel on the left, select FirstAid, then click: Repair Disk Permissions. Quit DU when it's finished and reboot.







    Carolyn
    Intel iMac 2.66GHz PBG4SDrive iBookG4 iMacG3 Toshiba WinXP Airport Extreme, Mac OS X (10.5.6), WirelessMM Airport Wacom Intuos Tablet iLife 08 DW and TTPro
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,015 points)
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    Apr 8, 2009 7:56 PM (in response to Grant_M)
    You went right over my head with Blackboard. Hopefully someone else with kp experience can help.





    Carolyn
    Intel iMac 2.66GHz PBG4SDrive iBookG4 iMacG3 Toshiba WinXP Airport Extreme, Mac OS X (10.5.6), WirelessMM Airport Wacom Intuos Tablet iLife 08 DW and TTPro

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