7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 22, 2015 12:36 AM by gdaduran
crumbbun Level 1 (5 points)
I was using the Console Message to monitor action on an app. I noticed that I continually get the following message. It apparently is some application that I no longer have on the MAC that is trying to load every 10 seconds and fails. I have searched for it, but I do not find any refernence on my MAC to the app in question. I do not know what is calling the app to launch so I can delete it. Any help would be appreciated.

4/10/11 2:26:07 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[381] (org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobilefsutil[2454]) Exited with exit code: 1
4/10/11 2:26:07 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[381] (org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobilefsutil) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
4/10/11 2:26:17 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[381] (org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobilefsutil[2455]) posixspawn("/Library/iphonedisk/mobile_fsutil", ...): No such file or directory

iMac i7, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • captfred Level 7 (26,290 points)
    Look for the program in your startup items, System Preferences > accounts > Login items. If not there then try in Macintosh HD/Users/your userid/Library/LaunchAgents.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,431 points)
    At some point you or someone installed something with a name like "iPhoneDisk." It probably came from a web site in the domain thebends.org. Download the distribution file and look for an uninstaller. If you don't find one, contact the developer.
  • allen.porter Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, I am the developer of iPhoneDisk.  You may want to check if the file /System/Library/LaunchAgents/org.thebends.iphone.mobile_fs_util.plist or /Library/LaunchAgents/org.thebends.iphone.mobile_fs_util.plist exist -- remove them and restart and you should be good to go.  Let me know if you have futher trouble.

  • davidfrompender island Level 1 (0 points)

    org.thebends.iphone.mobile_fs_util.plist crashes every few seconds, as shown in my  system.log.  The forum suggestions here and other places haven't worked for me and I've followed their directions carefully.  Problems seem to have begun with Mountain Lion, a couple weeks ago.  I know others are experiencing this problem but many hours spent on it haven't helped. 


    Removing org.thebends.iphone.mobile_fs_util.plist from either Library doesn't work because they are regenerated when I reboot.  I have tried reinstalling the program and using it's uninstall protocol; that didn't work either.  My computer is highly compromised and achingly slow.

  • allen.porter Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello! I'll do whatever it takes to help you fix this problem.  I'm not an expert in launch agents but will try to do what I can to help.  I just performed a fresh install of iphone disk with Lion and am unable to reproduce the problem unfortunately.  I have not yet installed Mountain Lion, but I can try that next.   Perhaps we can diagnose the problem together here, or feel free to email me any time at allen at thebends.org.


    So, from the command line when I run "launchctl" I can typically see

    $ launchctl

    launchd% list

    <... stuff scrolls by including org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobile_fs_util ... >

    launchd% list org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobile_fs_util


              "Label" = "org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobile_fs_util";

              "LimitLoadToSessionType" = "Aqua";

              "OnDemand" = false;

              "LastExitStatus" = 0;

              "PID" = 196;

              "TimeOut" = 30;

              "ProgramArguments" = (







    launchd% stop org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobile_fs_util

    launchd% remove org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobile_fs_util

    launchd% list org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobile_fs_util

    launchctl list returned unknown response


    At this point, the job should no longer be running if that worked.  That is basically what the uninstall script attempts to do, so having an error message if that doesn't work might give us some kind of clue.


    Some other stuff you could try if that doesn't work (just as a test) is to rename the binary out of the way in /Library/iphonedisk/mobile_fs_util or copy /usr/bin/true in its place or something just to see what happens.


    You can run this command to find all mentions of mobile_fs_util:

    $ find /System -name \*mobile_fs_util\*

    $ find /Library -name \*mobile_fs_util\*

  • davidfrompender island Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you, Allen Porter; your short tutorial may be useful for future similar problems. 


    I was able to solve the problem by simply deleting the line from the Launch list. 


    Now I have to figure out how to stop my Time Capsule backup which has been a pervasive problem for the years I've used it.  No amount of "fixes" have stopped it from backing up sporadically, and I've haunted the forums in search of a permanent fix.  I've tried all the programs that profess to stop the automatic backups, but none work.


    I'm also struggling with my auxiliary monitor which always started up with my Mac; now it isn't recognized about 75% of the time.  The monitor icon has disappeared from my menu bar, too.


    Shutting-down (every night) has become a chore, too, I think since my Mountain Lion upgrade.  Many open programs prevent an unattended shutdown - like Chrome, Firefox, Aperture, OpenOffice and others.  None of these consistently prevent shutdown, and it doesn't matter if they are set up to open manually or automatically.  The lack of consistent behaviour reminds me of my early computing days and "ghosts-in-the-machine".


    Attributable to Mountain Lion?  I have 4 gig memory, a roomy HD, everything is up to date, and I use the common cleanup techniques including Disk Utility.  Times like this I begin to yearn for a new, replacement computer and starting over...

  • gdaduran Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello I have seen the post and would like to ask for your help because I have the same problem but I can not remove the message , I tried everything you said without success. I'm desperate , you could help me? Is in my Mac Book Pro and with Yosemite, copy the text of what appears to me:

    Process:               mobile_fs_util [690]

    Path:                  /Library/iphonedisk/mobile_fs_util

    Identifier:            mobile_fs_util

    Version:               ???

    Code Type:             X86 (Native)

    Parent Process:        ??? [1]

    Responsible:           mobile_fs_util [690]

    User ID:               501



    Date/Time:             2015-07-22 09:25:37.384 +0200

    OS Version:            Mac OS X 10.10.4 (14E46)

    Report Version:        11

    Anonymous UUID:        8588D3A5-3ED9-A98E-8F36-05084A76F1DF





    Time Awake Since Boot: 1100 seconds



    Crashed Thread:        0



    Exception Type:        EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)

    Exception Codes:       0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000



    Application Specific Information:

    dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries



    Dyld Error Message:

      Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libfuse.2.dylib

      Referenced from: /Library/iphonedisk/mobile_fs_util

      Reason: image not found



    Binary Images:

    0x8fe3e000 - 0x8fe71e03  dyld (353.2.1) <D62B782E-02ED-373D-9AD3-6D14E4FE35A3> /usr/lib/dyld



    Model: MacBookPro11,1, BootROM MBP111.0138.B15, 2 processors, Intel Core i5, 2.6 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 2.16f68

    Graphics: Intel Iris, Intel Iris, Built-In

    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x802C, 0x384B54463531323634485A2D314736453120

    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x802C, 0x384B54463531323634485A2D314736453120

    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x112), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (

    Bluetooth: Version 4.3.5f8 15969, 3 services, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

    Network Service: USB Ethernet, Ethernet, en4

    Serial ATA Device: APPLE SSD SM0128F, 121.33 GB

    USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader

    USB Device: USB2.0 Hub

    USB Device: External USB 3.0

    USB Device: Apple USB Ethernet Adapter

    USB Device: BRCM20702 Hub

    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller

    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

    Thunderbolt Bus: MacBook Pro, Apple Inc., 17.2