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  • Scott Finlayson Level 1 (20 points)

    I have been convinced from day-ONE that this is a software issue... EVEN IF it's a hardware incompatability that surfaced only after Apple made changes to the OS... that's STILL a software problem for the multitude of users that experience these (and other) problems since upgrading to Mountain Lion.


    There are forums all-over that I have been reading about KPs on all kinds of macs since the OS upgrade. My machine was rock-solid. Never a Kernel Panic, EVER...!!! It was bothering me to no-end; to see ppl on those forums professing "well, it's a bad video board, go have Apple replace it". No. No it's NOT. Well, in all fairness, there may be SOME cases where there coincidentally MIGHT have been hardware failure, but in almost every instance I read so far... after ppl had their macines worked-on to "fix" the hardware issue, the KPs continued after replacement. So, that tells me what I've known all along... something in the OS.


    Glad to hear they are on it. I have been sending my daily crash logs to Apple in hopes that it will assist them. Right now, my Mac Pro is feeling pretty amateur.

  • Albert Cheeseman Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Scott,


    Yes, I must admit I felt the same as you all along but tried to keep an open mind just in case.  I hope they don't take too long to fix this!

  • Paul Derby Level 1 (120 points)

    I think it is both hardware and software.  I had daily crashes after installing Mountain Lion.  After the logic board upgrade in my MacBook Pro mid-2010 model, the crashes have stopped.  If Mountain Lion "used" the NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M for substantially more processing, then the silicon could very well heat up and fail at some point.  I did install the NVIDIA driver hoping the NVIDIA software would handle the GT 330M better than the Apple Driver.  The crashes dropped substantially, but did not go away.  The logic board replacement which I did about a month ago solved the problem.  I've not had a crash since the logic board replacement.


    That doesn't mean the software can't be improved.  On my machine (a sample of one), installing the NVIDIA driver resulted in substantially fewer crashes. Instead of a daily crash the crash frequency droped to 2 or 3 days apart. If the problem is heat dissapation on the older logic board then the choices to fix are reducing the use of the GPU so that it doesn't heat to the point of failure or replace the hardware with better heat dissipation so the GPU stays below the heat failure threshold.


    I'm really happy to have the hardware fix which completely eliminated the crashing.  If software comes along that doesn't impact performance, then I would be happy to have that software, too.  Maybe Apple is going to upgrade their driver incorporating the fixes already made and released in the NVIDIA driver?  That would get me to the point that I'm now running, only changing the driver from NVIDIA supplied to APPLE supplied.

  • Albert Cheeseman Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Paul, it does sound like your case is hardware-related, but there are lots of different problems being reported on here, and I guess some are hardware and others may be a combination of hardware and software.  I'm pretty sure mine is a software problem judging by what Apple are saying, but we probably won't know for sure until the fix comes along.

  • iFitzGerald Level 1 (0 points)

    Ever since I've been on 10.8.2 it's been Kernel Panic Festival. I have NEVER had a Kernel Panic EVER before 10.8.2, but I started getting them on this version of Mountain Lion - 15" Mid 2010 MacBook Pro


    I have done the Apple Hardware Test and nothing was reported bad, did a 2 pass MemTest yesterday and everything was fine. Prior to this I formatted the drive and reinstalled Mountain Lion which I download from the App store again (version 10.8.2). I have also installed the latest NVIDIA Cuda Drivers (2012-11-30), but it seems that nothing I do solves the problem.


    I'm having KPs on a daily basis now. Latest one was just a few minutes ago. And sometimes I'm doing the simplest of things like scrolling down a freaking page on Google Chrome or swiping between spaces. I even got one just by opening freaking Microsft Word.


    I think it's a software problem, I never had or even known what a KP was until 10.8.2. I'm not sure if I can wait for 10.8.3 to see if the problem is fixed, I studying Informatics on College, I need my machine running fine, not crashing in the middle of design/video project or even when I'm programming.


    Latest KP:


    Interval Since Last Panic Report:  126886 sec

    Panics Since Last Report:          5

    Anonymous UUID:                    97A67095-FBA1-7F61-82A9-8E0D7C110B73



    Tue Dec 18 22:04:04 2012

    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff7f9cbaeb25): NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0xffffff812fedd000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P3/4

    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address

    0xffffff810d23af80 : 0xffffff801c41d626

    0xffffff810d23aff0 : 0xffffff7f9cbaeb25

    0xffffff810d23b080 : 0xffffff7f9cca84b3

    0xffffff810d23b0e0 : 0xffffff7f9cca8527

    0xffffff810d23b150 : 0xffffff7f9cfbd853

    0xffffff810d23b290 : 0xffffff7f9ccce659

    0xffffff810d23b2c0 : 0xffffff7f9cbb88da

    0xffffff810d23b370 : 0xffffff7f9cbb3fac

    0xffffff810d23b560 : 0xffffff7f9cbb51d8

    0xffffff810d23b630 : 0xffffff7f9dc0945e

    0xffffff810d23b6f0 : 0xffffff7f9dc3a00f

    0xffffff810d23b770 : 0xffffff7f9dc1eb4a

    0xffffff810d23b7d0 : 0xffffff7f9dc1f415

    0xffffff810d23b820 : 0xffffff7f9dc1f80f

    0xffffff810d23b8c0 : 0xffffff7f9dc20239

    0xffffff810d23b900 : 0xffffff7f9dbdbe81

    0xffffff810d23ba80 : 0xffffff7f9dc1c7fe

    0xffffff810d23bb40 : 0xffffff7f9dbda98a

    0xffffff810d23bba0 : 0xffffff801c865bc9

    0xffffff810d23bbc0 : 0xffffff801c867170

    0xffffff810d23bc20 : 0xffffff801c864b8f

    0xffffff810d23bd70 : 0xffffff801c4981e1

    0xffffff810d23be80 : 0xffffff801c420aed

    0xffffff810d23beb0 : 0xffffff801c410448

    0xffffff810d23bf00 : 0xffffff801c41961b

    0xffffff810d23bf70 : 0xffffff801c4a5b16

    0xffffff810d23bfb0 : 0xffffff801c4ced53

          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

   [A4C53A36-22B6-3075-82B9-9DE612A9C015]@0xffffff7f9cb47 000->0xffffff7f9ce49fff

                dependency:[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffff ff7f9cab5000

                dependency:[86DDB71C-A73A-3EBE-AC44-0BC9A38B9A44]@0xff ffff7f9cb33000

                dependency:[803496D0-ADAD-3ADB-B071-8A0A197DA53D]@0 xffffff7f9caf0000

   [9F3D09B5-3158-3D9E-BDA3-E71576AAD3B7]@0xffffff7f9 ce57000->0xffffff7f9d179fff

                dependency:[A4C53A36-22B6-3075-82B9-9DE612A9C015]@0xffffff7f9cb 47000

                dependency:[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffff ff7f9cab5000

   [2E56ED9A-D848-3795-9E52-56BABDC9000C]@0xffffff7f9dbce000 ->0xffffff7f9dc90fff

                dependency:[A4C53A36-22B6-3075-82B9-9DE612A9C015]@0xffffff7f9cb 47000

                dependency:[86DDB71C-A73A-3EBE-AC44-0BC9A38B9A44]@0xff ffff7f9cb33000

                dependency:[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffff ff7f9cab5000

                dependency:[803496D0-ADAD-3ADB-B071-8A0A197DA53D]@0 xffffff7f9caf0000



    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer



    Mac OS version:




    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version 12.2.0: Sat Aug 25 00:48:52 PDT 2012; root:xnu-2050.18.24~1/RELEASE_X86_64

    Kernel UUID: 69A5853F-375A-3EF4-9247-478FD0247333

    Kernel slide:     0x000000001c200000

    Kernel text base: 0xffffff801c400000

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



    System uptime in nanoseconds: 7011292639983

    last loaded kext at 1128609705753:          1.8 (addr 0xffffff7f9e7eb000, size 229376)

    last unloaded kext at 311972327940:          5.2.5 (addr 0xffffff7f9d42d000, size 65536)

    loaded kexts:

    com.vmware.kext.vmioplug.10.1.21          10.1.21

    com.vmware.kext.vmx86          0082.54.49

    com.vmware.kext.vmnet          0082.54.49

    com.vmware.kext.vsockets          90.4.22

    com.vmware.kext.vmci          90.4.18

    com.nvidia.CUDA          1.1.0

    com.tuxera.filesystems.tufsfs.fusefs_txantfs          2012.4.17

    com.delantis.kext.tcpblocknke          2.2.6          1.8          1.60          1.9.5d0          100.12.69          4.0.9f33          122          3.0          2.3.1f2          4.0.9f33          8.0.0          2.3.1f2          1.0.0          1.0.0d1          7.0.0          3.5.10          1.0.33          3.2.11          2.0.2d0          3.2.11          8.0.0          1.0.0          1.6.0          8.0.0          3.0.2d6          235.4          3.1.0          235.4          320.15          3.5.1          1.0.0d1          1.0.0d1          34          404          2.2.2          4.9.6          5.2.5          602.15.22          2.4.1          3.2.5b3          5.4.0          1.6.1          161.0.0          1.5          1.6          1.7          1.9          1.6          1.6          196.0.0          4.0.39          2          196.0.0          10.0.6          1.0          2.3.1f2          1.8.9fc10          1.6          4.0.9f33          1.0.10d0          2.3.1f2          2.3.1f2          86.0.3          4.0.9f33          2.2.5          1.0.10d0          1.0.4          3.2.11          1.0.0          5.2.0d16          8.0.0          8.0.0          2.3.5          2.3.5          3.1.4d2          3.5.1          3.5.0          235.7          5.2.5          5.2.5          5.2.5          3.5.1          1.7          1.7.1          1.7.1          2.5.0          3.5.1          4.5.5          500.15          2.2.1          5.2.5          1.0.2b1          3.0          5.4.0          1.6.1          1.8.0          1.1          220          1.0.0d1          7          344          1.8          28.21          1.6          2.7.2          1.4          1.0

    Model: MacBookPro6,2, BootROM MBP61.0057.B0F, 2 processors, Intel Core i5, 2.4 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.58f16

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

    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, PCIe, 256 MB

    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x830B, 0x4D3253344736344342384847354E2D434720

    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x830B, 0x4D3253344736344342384847354E2D434720

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

    Bluetooth: Version 4.0.9f33 10885, 2 service, 11 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

    Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en1

    Serial ATA Device: Hitachi HTS545032B9SA02, 320.07 GB

    Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-898

    USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfa100000 / 2

    USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, apple_vendor_id, 0x8403, 0xfa130000 / 5

    USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000 / 4

    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8218, 0xfa113000 / 7

    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, apple_vendor_id, 0x0237, 0xfa120000 / 3

    USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000 / 2

    USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0xfd120000 / 4

    USB Device: Built-in iSight, apple_vendor_id, 0x8507, 0xfd110000 / 3

  • iFitzGerald Level 1 (0 points)

    3 Kernel Panics in just a couple of hours, I think I going to jump back to Snow Leopard again, this is annoying me so much that I literally CAPS RAGED on the last report I sent :S

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 (30,000 points)

    You have all of these non-Apple kext's loaded:


    com.vmware.kext.vmioplug.10.1.21          10.1.21

    com.vmware.kext.vmx86          0082.54.49

    com.vmware.kext.vmnet          0082.54.49

    com.vmware.kext.vsockets          90.4.22

    com.vmware.kext.vmci          90.4.18

    com.nvidia.CUDA          1.1.0

    com.tuxera.filesystems.tufsfs.fusefs_txantfs          2012.4.17

    com.delantis.kext.tcpblocknke          2.2.6


    ...and any one of them could be causing your kernel panics. I would definitely remove the nvidia driver first - you don't need it as Apple supplies all of the necessary video drivers that you need. But I would try removing the lot of them - placing them in a folder on your Desktop, maybe - and restart without them and see if you still have the kp's. If not, you'll know that it's one or all. You can load them back in one by one until you have the culprit. I know that the nvidia kext causing many kernel panics.



  • iFitzGerald Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your suggestion Clinton.


    I have had kernel panics without the vmware kexts loaded so I know that one isn't the culprit. I've also had them without the CUDA driver so that isn't it either, but since I've had more KPs in a shorter time since I have it, I removed it and also removed tcpblocknke. Not taking down tuxera for now (I'm needing it right now for a project that is due later today).


    At least for now I might be able to find out if tcpblocknke is the culprit....

  • Paul Derby Level 1 (120 points)

    I've been running with the CUDA driver and had no KPs at all after the logic board replacement. I use my machine all day long and run with two Apple Displays. The logic board was replaced about a month ago.

  • iFitzGerald Level 1 (0 points)

    Well I know tcpblocknke isn't the culprit (got KP a few minutes ago), forgot to check if tuxera was there but I think it wasn't, have to double check on that the next time I get a KP. I have little doubts that it is a 10.8.2 issue with my machine, I had no KPs until this version (I actually only learned what they were when I googled after I had one) and Apple Hardware Test and MemTest show no problems found.


    Still, I'm hoping to get a KP with no "foreign" kexts loaded so I can rule that out for sure.

  • jakelou Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi there,


    I had the same symptoms as TS4088 described. Opening things such as Skype's WebCam on a call would randomly crash.


    So, I went to a Apple Reseller yesterday, they said they'll run tests on it. This afternoon, they called in and said that VST failed, and they're now ordering the Logic Board in and doing a replacement free of charge.


    Thanks for all the info this thread provided. I don't think the reseller ever had this problem before.


    I'll do a followup when the system returns.

  • iFitzGerald Level 1 (0 points)

    Just got a KP with no non-Apple kexts loaded. Hoping to see if 10.8.3 might bring some fix to the problem, otherwise I guess I'll just have to take it to see if I can get it repaired or something...

  • Paul Derby Level 1 (120 points)

    That's a bummer.  Do you have gfxCardStatus installed?  If you do, that is an easy way to turn off the NVIDIA graphics and just run with the Intel graphics.  That might stop the KPs until you get your logic board replaced, if the NVIDIA chips on the logic board are your problem.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 (56,684 points)

    Most of the ones that lead to graphics-card driven repair have this in their panic log:


    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff7f9cbaeb25): NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error

    There are MANY other reasons for kernel panic -- it is one one fault, it is hundreds.

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