4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 5, 2013 12:22 AM by kateelvijay
kateelvijay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



I recently upgraded to OS X 10.8.2 and encountered this crash when inserting the thunderbolt display to my MacBook Pro.

Any help in analysing the cause of the problem is much appreciated.


Interval Since Last Panic Report:  495965 sec

Panics Since Last Report:          1

Anonymous UUID:                    3183AA80-01F7-1782-D8E8-3F5C6FA2CBCB


Mon Mar  4 09:23:20 2013

panic(cpu 4 caller 0xffffff802e2b7bd5): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7faee17e08, type 13=general protection, registers:

CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0x0000000103325868, CR3: 0x00000000306de000, CR4: 0x00000000000606e0

RAX: 0xdeadbeefdeadbeef, RBX: 0xffffff8074666500, RCX: 0xffffff8074666500, RDX: 0xffffff8074666500

RSP: 0xffffff820067bd78, RBP: 0xffffff820067bd90, RSI: 0x00000000e0074100, RDI: 0xffffff8072b1c400

R8:  0x0000000000000000, R9:  0x0000000000000000, R10: 0xffffff802e865570, R11: 0x00000000ffffff80

R12: 0x0000000000000000, R13: 0x0000000000000000, R14: 0x00000000e0074100, R15: 0x0000000000000000

RFL: 0x0000000000010282, RIP: 0xffffff7faee17e08, CS:  0x0000000000000008, SS:  0x0000000000000010

Fault CR2: 0x0000000103325868, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x4


Backtrace (CPU 4), Frame : Return Address

0xffffff820067ba10 : 0xffffff802e21d626

0xffffff820067ba80 : 0xffffff802e2b7bd5

0xffffff820067bc50 : 0xffffff802e2ce4ed

0xffffff820067bc70 : 0xffffff7faee17e08

0xffffff820067bd90 : 0xffffff7faedf8add

0xffffff820067bdc0 : 0xffffff7faedf8814

0xffffff820067bdf0 : 0xffffff7faedf5a93

0xffffff820067be10 : 0xffffff7faee9e24b

0xffffff820067be80 : 0xffffff7faee9da02

0xffffff820067beb0 : 0xffffff7faee99e69

0xffffff820067bef0 : 0xffffff802e6472a8

0xffffff820067bf30 : 0xffffff802e645daa

0xffffff820067bf80 : 0xffffff802e645ed9

0xffffff820067bfb0 : 0xffffff802e2b26b7

      Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

         com.apple.iokit.IOThunderboltFamily(2.1.1)[4297E3C6-7856-38A5-81DC-617E1E5B9208 ]@0xffffff7faedea000->0xffffff7faee96fff

         com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltNHI(1.6)[7E46B5C6-671E-370F-8088-D1983C0DCF2F] @0xffffff7faee97000->0xffffff7faeeabfff

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.4)[A35915E8-C1B0-3C0F-81DF-5515BC9002FC]@0xfffff f7fae782000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.2)[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffff ff7fae789000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOThunderboltFamily(2.1.1)[4297E3C6-7856-38A5-81DC-617E1E5B9208 ]@0xffffff7faedea000


BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task


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:     0x000000002e000000

Kernel text base: 0xffffff802e200000

System model name: MacBookPro8,2 (Mac-94245A3940C91C80)


System uptime in nanoseconds: 426538892700532

last loaded kext at 426412126203819: com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDKeyboard    165.5 (addr 0xffffff7fafadf000, size 20480)

last unloaded kext at 426474256592819: com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCDC    4.1.22 (addr 0xffffff7fafab5000, size 12288)

loaded kexts:

com.vmware.kext.vmioplug.10.1.24    10.1.24

com.vmware.kext.vmx86    0090.04.91

com.vmware.kext.vmnet    0090.04.91

com.vmware.kext.vsockets    90.4.22

com.vmware.kext.vmci    90.4.18

com.McAfee.kext.AppProtection    1.1.0d1

com.mcafee.kext.Virex    1.1.0d1

com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch    75.15

com.apple.filesystems.afpfs    10.0

com.apple.nke.asp_tcp    7.0.0

com.apple.filesystems.smbfs    1.8

com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor    1.9.5d0

com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC    1.60

com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet    1.0.0d1

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager    4.0.9f33

com.apple.driver.AGPM    100.12.69

com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver    122

com.apple.kext.AMDFramebuffer    8.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient    3.5.10

com.apple.driver.AppleHDA    2.3.1f2

com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver    2.3.1f2

com.apple.AMDRadeonAccelerator    1.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHD3000Graphics    8.0.0

com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X    7.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC    1.0.0

com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport    4.0.9f33

com.apple.driver.SMCMotionSensor    3.0.2d6

com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin    1.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleSMCLMU    2.0.2d0

com.apple.driver.AppleMuxControl    3.2.11

com.apple.driver.AppleLPC    1.6.0

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB    8.0.0

com.apple.driver.ApplePolicyControl    3.2.11

com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl    1.0.33

com.apple.filesystems.autofs    3.0

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons    235.4

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard    235.4

com.apple.driver.AppleIRController    320.15

com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient    3.5.1

com.apple.driver.XsanFilter    404

com.apple.BootCache    34

com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib    1.0.0d1

com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless    1.0.0d1

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage    2.2.2

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub    5.2.5

com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI    4.9.6

com.apple.driver.AirPort.Brcm4331    602.15.22

com.apple.driver.AppleSDXC    1.2.2

com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet    3.2.5b3

com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM    1.6.1

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI    5.4.0

com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort    2.4.1

com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager    161.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons    1.6

com.apple.driver.AppleRTC    1.5

com.apple.driver.AppleHPET    1.7

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS    1.9

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC    1.6

com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC    1.6

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient    196.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement    196.0.0

com.apple.security.quarantine    2

com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall    4.0.39

com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDKeyboard    165.5

com.apple.driver.AppleHIDKeyboard    165.5

com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver    4.0.9f33

com.apple.driver.AppleMultitouchDriver    235.28

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltPCIUpAdapter    1.2.5

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltDPOutAdapter    1.8.5

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass    3.5.0

com.apple.security.SecureRemotePassword    1.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSurface    86.0.3

com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily    10.0.6

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily    4.0.9f33

com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib    2.3.1f2

com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily    1.8.9fc10

com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib    1.6

com.apple.iokit.IOAcceleratorFamily    19.0.26

com.apple.iokit.AppleBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport    4.0.9f33

com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController    2.3.1f2

com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily    2.3.1f2

com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginLegacy    1.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI    1.0.10d0

com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP    2.2.5

com.apple.driver.AppleSMC    3.1.4d2

com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert    1.0.4

com.apple.kext.AMD6000Controller    8.0.0

com.apple.kext.AMDSupport    8.0.0

com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily    5.2.0d16

com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl    3.2.11

com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport    2.3.5

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController    1.0.10d0

com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily    2.3.5

com.apple.kext.triggers    1.0

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltDPInAdapter    1.8.5

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltDPAdapterFamily    1.8.5

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltPCIDownAdapter    1.2.5

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch    235.7

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver    5.2.5

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub    5.2.5

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite    5.2.5

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice    3.5.1

com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily    1.7

com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily    1.7.1

com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily    1.7.1

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltNHI    1.6.0

com.apple.iokit.IOThunderboltFamily    2.1.1

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCISerialATAPI    2.5.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily    3.5.1

com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily    4.5.5

com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family    500.15

com.apple.iokit.IOEthernetAVBController    1.0.2b1

com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily    3.0

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient    5.2.5

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily    5.4.0

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily    2.2.1

com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime    1.6.1

com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily    1.8.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily    1.1

com.apple.driver.DiskImages    344

com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily    1.8

com.apple.driver.AppleKeyStore    28.21

com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet    7

com.apple.security.sandbox    220

com.apple.kext.AppleMatch    1.0.0d1

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform    1.6

com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily    2.7.2

com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily    1.4

com.apple.kec.corecrypto    1.0

Model: MacBookPro8,2, BootROM MBP81.0047.B27, 4 processors, Intel Core i7, 2 GHz, 16 GB, SMC 1.69f4

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Built-In, 512 MB

Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6490M, AMD Radeon HD 6490M, PCIe, 256 MB

Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 8 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D34373142314737334148302D4348392020

Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 8 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D34373142314737334148302D4348392020

AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0xD6), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (

Bluetooth: Version 4.0.9f33 10885, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1

PCI Card: pci11c1,5901, sppci_ieee1394openhci, Thunderbolt@14,0,0

PCI Card: Apple 57761-B0, sppci_ethernet, Thunderbolt@13,0,0

PCI Card: pci12d8,400e, sppci_usbopenhost, Thunderbolt@12,0,0

PCI Card: pci12d8,400e, sppci_usbopenhost, Thunderbolt@12,0,1

PCI Card: pci12d8,400f, USB Enhanced Host Controller, Thunderbolt@12,0,2

Serial ATA Device: Hitachi HTS725050A9A362, 500.11 GB

Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-8A8

USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2513, 0xfd100000 / 2

USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0xfd110000 / 3

USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2513, 0xfa100000 / 3

USB Device: iPhone, apple_vendor_id, 0x12a0, 0xfa130000 / 6

USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, apple_vendor_id, 0x0246, 0xfa120000 / 5

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

USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x821a, 0xfa113000 / 9

USB Device: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in), apple_vendor_id, 0x8509, 0xfa200000 / 2

USB Device: hub_device, apple_vendor_id, 0x9127, 0x40100000 / 2

USB Device: Photosmart Wireless B109n-z, 0x03f0  (Hewlett Packard), 0x7b11, 0x40130000 / 6

USB Device: Display Audio, apple_vendor_id, 0x1107, 0x40140000 / 5

USB Device: FaceTime HD Camera (Display), apple_vendor_id, 0x1112, 0x40150000 / 4

USB Device: Apple Thunderbolt Display, apple_vendor_id, 0x9227, 0x40170000 / 3

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (29,635 points)

    Well, a few observations. First, if it's reliably reproducible every time you connect that display, and only then, there may be a hardware issue. Try uninstalling the stuff I will mention below. If that doesn't help, you'll want to talk to Apple about it.


    Regarding the kernel panic log you have posted, the first thing to look at is what third-party kernel extensions (kexts) are installed. You have:


    loaded kexts:

    com.vmware.kext.vmioplug.10.1.24    10.1.24

    com.vmware.kext.vmx86    0090.04.91

    com.vmware.kext.vmnet    0090.04.91

    com.vmware.kext.vsockets    90.4.22

    com.vmware.kext.vmci    90.4.18

    com.McAfee.kext.AppProtection    1.1.0d1

    com.mcafee.kext.Virex    1.1.0d1


    It's possible that the VMWare kexts might be somehow interfering with the hardware somehow and causing a problem when connecting a display. That's a guess, based on absolutely no personal experience with VMWare. Test by uninstalling VMWare, using whatever official installer is provided by the software, and see if the problem goes away.


    Also, though there's no real evidence in the log that McAfee might be causing the problem, that software is junk. See how it performed when I recently tested 20 different Mac anti-virus programs:




    Unfortunately, McAfee is the most difficult to remove of all Mac anti-virus software that I'm aware of. The uninstaller is hidden away in an invisible folder, and can only be run from the Terminal. Try copying the following command and then pasting it into the Terminal (search for it with Spotlight):


    sudo /usr/local/McAfee/uninstallMSC


    Press return after pasting. You should be asked for a password. Enter your login password, and be aware that this won't work unless you're logged in to an account with administrative privileges. (Most likely, your normal user account will have admin privileges, unless you have changed that.)

  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,890 points)

    Just as an aside, this fault is happening in the Thunderbolt driver itself, though that doesn't mean VMWare isn't the root cause:


    panic(cpu 4 caller 0xffffff802e2b7bd5): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7faee17e08, type 13=general protection


    [ … ]


          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

             com.apple.iokit.IOThunderboltFamily(2.1.1)[4297E3C6-7856-38A5-81DC-617E1E5B9208 ]@0xffffff7faedea000->0xffffff7faee96fff

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (29,635 points)

    Just as an aside, this fault is happening in the Thunderbolt driver itself, though that doesn't mean VMWare isn't the root cause


    Yup, that was my thought. I'm not very familiar with VMWare, but I know that Parallels installs kexts for all kinds of hardware support. (Nice thing about the latest Parallels is, though, that they get loaded when Parallels loads and then unloaded when it quits.)

  • kateelvijay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Thomas,


    Thanks for your response.


    Thanks for pointing out some the SW/HW that might have caused this issue.

    This is the first time I have faced this issue. If it presists, I will try uninstalling some of the the SW that I do not need.