Well I can say that apparently I managed to remove the Soundlfower kernel extension. Don't know how but its gone. Since then, I haven't had a freeze anymore (one month of no freezes which used to occur on a daily basis). Yesterday out of the blue it happened again though, but I found this was connected with my TC backup. It had all the freezing characteristics like finder and other applications not responding. However after cancelling the TC backup and giving it a moment to recover, the machine came to life again. So for everyone out here, see if there is a connection between the freeze and your TC making a backup. Might also be multiple causes since removing soundflower dramatically improved my systems performance regarding this issue. Good luck!!
Add me to those experiencing freeze issues. I have a rMBP, and this seems to happen after anytime I run a JAVA applet. My computer freezes for about 5 seconds, then runs fine again. If I disable graphics card switching, then the problem no longer occurs. Here is the error log from the console:
1/2/13 10:41:06.995 PM WindowServer: Received display connect changed for display 0x4280380
1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel: stampWait: Overflowed checking for stamp 0x4248f on MAIN ring: called from
1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel: timestamp = 0x4248e
1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel: **** Debug info for *possible* hang in MAIN graphics engine ****
1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel: ring head = 0x00000000, wrap count = 0
1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel: ring tail = 0x00000120
1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel: ring control = 0x00000000 disabled, auto report disabled, not waiting, semaphore not waiting, length = 0x001 4KB pages
1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel: timestamps = 0x4248e
1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel: Semaphore register values:
1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel: VRSYNC: (0x12044) = 0x4248e
1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel: BRSYNC: (0x22040) = 0x0
1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel: RVSYNC: (0x 2040) = 0x0
1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel: BVSYNC: (0x22044) = 0x0
1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel: RBSYNC: (0x 2044) = 0x0
1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel: VBSYNC: (0x12040) = 0x0
1/2/13 10:41:12.061 PM WindowServer: CGXMuxAcknowledge: Posting glitchless acknowledge
1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel: stampWait: Overflowed checking for stamp 0x4248f on MAIN ring: called from
1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel: timestamp = 0x4248e
1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel: **** Debug info for *possible* hang in MAIN graphics engine ****
1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel: ring head = 0x00000028, wrap count = 0
1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel: ring tail = 0x00000028
1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel: ring control = 0x0000f001 enabled, auto report disabled, not waiting, semaphore not waiting, length = 0x010 4KB pages
1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel: timestamps = 0x4248e
1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel: Semaphore register values:
1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel: VRSYNC: (0x12044) = 0x4248f
1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel: BRSYNC: (0x22040) = 0x0
1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel: RVSYNC: (0x 2040) = 0x0
1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel: BVSYNC: (0x22044) = 0x0
1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel: RBSYNC: (0x 2044) = 0x0
1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel: VBSYNC: (0x12040) = 0x0
1/2/13 10:41:12.091 PM WindowServer: MPAccessSurfaceForDisplayDevice: Set up page flip mode on display 0x04280380 device: 0x105025320 isBackBuffered: 1 numComp: 3 numDisp: 3
1/2/13 10:41:12.101 PM WindowServer: Received display connect changed for display 0x4280380
1/2/13 10:41:12.112 PM WindowServer: Received display connect changed for display 0x3f003d
1/2/13 10:41:12.113 PM WindowServer: Received display connect changed for display 0x3f003e
1/2/13 10:41:12.113 PM WindowServer: Received display connect changed for display 0x3f003f
With my 10.8.2 macbook air- No freezes here but Chrome, and SkySafari (an astronomy simulator) frequently crash, as did the Kindle mac app once.
Error stated as KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x00000000bf759fec last time
I followed the procedure above to list processes, not that I fully understand and got
Sonix SN9C201 WebCam.component
Google Earth Web Plug-in.plugin
iTunesHelper and Spotify were login items. Is any of this a worry??
Have done a fresh install and have barely re-installed any applications. My computer is a bit battered but presumably this is a memory issue rather than a flash drive physical problem (I think?)
Sorry don't know how to edit the post above. The problem appears to have been the Sonix SN9C201 WebCam.component
I went to top level library then to the quicktime folder and deleted the Sonix file there, no crashes since. What a pain.
Thanks for the terminal code towards the beginning of the discussion here, that pointed out the problem.
Similar problems here:
Crashing with, in no particular order and not always with:
Adobe After Effects cs5
ConceptDraw Pro 8
Adobe Illustrator cs5
And the dreaded FINDER!
After reading some posts i uninstalled Sophos and an old nokia 3g modem
that failed to load, but the crashes continues.
Here I post my log, to see if Etresoft can take a look at
Sometimes nothing seems to fail the loading and sometimes i receive fails in the login.
MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro6,2
1 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2 cores
4 GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics - VRAM: 288 MB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M - VRAM: 256 MB
BRESINKx86Monitoring - Path: /Library/StartupItems/BRESINKx86Monitoring
iTools - Path: /Library/StartupItems/iTools
ParallelsDesktopTransporter - Path: /Library/StartupItems/ParallelsDesktopTransporter
Qmaster - Path: /Library/StartupItems/Qmaster
OS X 10.8.2 (12C60) - Uptime: 0 days 0:18
Hitachi HTS545032B9SA02 disk0 : (320.07 GB)
disk0s1 (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB
Macintosh HD (disk0s2) /: 274.36 GB (48.64 GB free)
Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB
BOOTCAMP (disk0s4) /Volumes/BOOTCAMP: 44.85 GB (19.54 GB free)
Logitech USB Receiver
Apple Inc. BRCM2070 Hub
Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller
Apple Internal Memory Card Reader
Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
Apple Inc. Built-in iSight
Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver
com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring Version: 8.0
Problem System Launch Daemons:
Problem System Launch Agents:
[not loaded] com.bjango.istatmenusdaemon.plist
[not loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist
[loaded] com.Logitech.Control Center.Daemon.plist
User Launch Agents:
User Login Items:
Home Storage Manager
Microsoft Database Daemon
3rd Party Preference Panes:
Akamai NetSession Preferences
Logitech Control Center
Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin
User Internet Plug-ins:
Top Processes by CPU:
Top Processes by Memory:
532 MB firefox
111 MB mds
102 MB Dock
94 MB Finder
84 MB App
82 MB SystemUIServer
82 MB WindowServer
53 MB loginwindow
53 MB coreservicesd
49 MB com.apple.dock.extra
Brand new MacBook Pro 15" with Retina. Everything freezes except the pointer. I close the lid and the display stays on.
This usually occurs when I plug my Thunderbolt cable in, which is connected to the Matrox DS-1 dock, which in turn has Ethernet, a USB mouse, and HDMI display connected to it.
What's weird is that the restart after a hard shutdown is a lot quicker than a regular cold boot/restart. The login screen shows up after about 5-7 seconds on this post-freeze restart; all other bootups/restarts take about 20-30.
I can't glean any useful info from the Console outputs.
Same issue here on Lion on Macbook Pro, upgraded to Mountain Lion and still happening.
The gfxcardstatus app forcing the laptop in to only using the integrated graphics card definitely "fixes" the issue but defeats the purpose of having a better card.
Very repeatable issue, just use any graphics intensive app (eg Aperture)
Serious hardware faults with the AMD Radeon HD 6750M GPU which Apple should (a) admit and (b) fix as quickly as possible given how widespread it appears to be.
I agree with V4Del. Anything that taxes the GPU causes the screen to tear up and the system to freeze or kernel panic. Try bitcoin mining with guiminer.app set to max out your GPU and you'll quickly activate this problem. I have been having this intermittently through several Macs. I wish I could have nailed it down to the bad GPUs when they were still under warranty! Way to screw us Apple. :-(