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Question: launchd crashing Yosemite system OFTEN

Getting a crash on my MacPro many times a day. Totally restarts with 'kernel panic' type screen. Is anyone else getting this. Any ideas for solving?


Crash log below...


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Anonymous UUID: E7C2C2F5-918D-0078-4AC9-3B8561D45C01


Mon Oct 20 11:22:31 2014


*** Panic Report ***

panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff8004bc4594): "launchd died\nState at Last Exception:\n\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2782.1.97/bsd/kern/kern_exit.c:361

Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address

0xffffff83b9143e50 : 0xffffff800473a811

0xffffff83b9143ed0 : 0xffffff8004bc4594

0xffffff83b9143f40 : 0xffffff8004bc425c

0xffffff83b9143f50 : 0xffffff8004c4dcb2

0xffffff83b9143fb0 : 0xffffff800483ac46


BSD process name corresponding to current thread: launchd


Mac OS version:

14A389


Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 14.0.0: Fri Sep 19 00:26:44 PDT 2014; root:xnu-2782.1.97~2/RELEASE_X86_64

Kernel UUID: 89E10306-BC78-3A3B-955C-7C4922577E61

Kernel slide: 0x0000000004400000

Kernel text base: 0xffffff8004600000

__HIB text base: 0xffffff8004500000

System model name: MacPro6,1 (Mac-F60DEB81FF30ACF6)


System uptime in nanoseconds: 4553414518424

last loaded kext at 244794554580: com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs 1.10 (addr 0xffffff7f85685000, size 69632)

last unloaded kext at 350038098603: com.apple.driver.AppleUSBOHCI 656.4.1 (addr 0xffffff7f85839000, size 53248)

loaded kexts:

com.logmein.hamachi 1.0

com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower 1.5.3

com.logmein.driver.LogMeInSoundDriver 1.0.3

com.attotech.driver.ATTOiSCSI 3.4.1b1

at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch 4216

com.apple.filesystems.smbfs 3.0.0

com.apple.filesystems.afpfs 11.0

com.apple.nke.asp-tcp 8.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch 85.3

com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver 124

com.apple.filesystems.autofs 3.0

com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet 1.0.1

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 4.3.0f10

com.apple.driver.AGPM 100.14.37

com.apple.driver.ApplePlatformEnabler 2.1.0d1

com.apple.driver.X86PlatformShim 1.0.0

com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleOSXWatchdog 1

com.apple.driver.AppleHDA 266.5

com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy 3.7.7

com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient 3.6.1

com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl 1.2.10

com.apple.kext.AMDFramebuffer 1.2.8

com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 1.7.3

com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport 4.3.0f10

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelMCEReporter 107

com.apple.driver.AppleHWAccess 1

com.apple.driver.AppleHV 1

com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC 1.70

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltIP 2.0.2

com.apple.driver.AppleMGPUPowerControl 3.7.21

com.apple.AMDRadeonX4000 1.2.8

com.apple.kext.AMD7000Controller 1.2.8

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBDisplays 372.1

com.apple.driver.AppleRAID 4.0.6

com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless 1.0.0d1

com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib 1.0.0d1

com.apple.BootCache 35

com.apple.driver.XsanFilter 404

com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI 5.5.2

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub 705.4.1

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage 2.6.5

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBXHCI 705.4.14

com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet 10.1.2b3

com.apple.driver.AirPort.Brcm4360 900.19.8

com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort 3.0.7

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI 705.4.14

com.apple.driver.AppleHPET 1.8

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons 3.1

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC 3.1

com.apple.driver.AppleRTC 2.0

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS 2.1

com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC 1.7

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient 218.0.0

com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall 161

com.apple.security.quarantine 3

com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet 8

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement 218.0.0

com.apple.security.SecureRemotePassword 1.0

com.apple.driver.AppleMultitouchDriver 260.30

com.apple.kext.triggers 1.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSurface 97

com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily 11

com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib 266.5

com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib 1.15

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController 1.0.13d1

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport 4.3.0f10

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient 705.4.0

com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP 2.2.6

com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController 266.5

com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily 266.5

com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl 3.7.21

com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert 1.1.0

com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport 2.4.1

com.apple.driver.X86PlatformPlugin 1.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleSMC 3.1.9

com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily 5.8.0d49

com.apple.iokit.IOAcceleratorFamily2 156.4

com.apple.kext.AMDSupport 1.2.8

com.apple.AppleGraphicsDeviceControl 3.7.21

com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily 2.4.1

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily 3.7.0

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriverPM 705.4.5

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHIDKeyboard 175.5

com.apple.driver.AppleHIDKeyboard 175.5

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltDPOutAdapter 4.0.6

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltPCIUpAdapter 2.0.2

com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver 4.3.0f10

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily 4.3.0f10

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver 705.4.0

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBAudio 295.22

com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily 200.6

com.apple.vecLib.kext 1.2.0

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub 705.4.0

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite 705.4.9

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltDPInAdapter 4.0.6

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltDPAdapterFamily 4.0.6

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltPCIDownAdapter 2.0.2

com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily 4.5.6

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltNHI 3.1.7

com.apple.iokit.IOThunderboltFamily 4.2.1

com.apple.iokit.IOEthernetAVBController 1.0.3b3

com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family 700.52

com.apple.driver.mDNSOffloadUserClient 1.0.1b8

com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily 3.2

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily 2.7.0

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily 705.4.14

com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM 2.0

com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily 2.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime 2.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily 1.1

com.apple.security.sandbox 300.0

com.apple.kext.AppleMatch 1.0.0d1

com.apple.driver.AppleKeyStore 2

com.apple.driver.AppleMobileFileIntegrity 1.0.5

com.apple.driver.AppleCredentialManager 1.0

com.apple.driver.DiskImages 389.1

com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily 2.0

com.apple.iokit.IOReportFamily 31

com.apple.driver.AppleFDEKeyStore 28.30

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform 3.1

com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily 2.9

com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily 1.4

com.apple.kec.pthread 1

com.apple.kec.Libm 1

com.apple.kec.corecrypto 1.0

Model: MacPro6,1, BootROM MP61.0116.B07, 4 processors, Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5, 3.7 GHz, 32 GB, SMC 2.20f18

Graphics: AMD FirePro D500, AMD FirePro D500, PCIe, 3072 MB

Graphics: AMD FirePro D500, AMD FirePro D500, PCIe, 3072 MB

Memory Module: DIMM1, 8 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1866 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54343147553741465238432D52442020

Memory Module: DIMM2, 8 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1866 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54343147553741465238432D52442020

Memory Module: DIMM3, 8 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1866 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54343147553741465238432D52442020

Memory Module: DIMM4, 8 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1866 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54343147553741465238432D52442020

AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x135), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.15.124.12.8)

Bluetooth: Version 4.3.0f10 14890, 3 services, 27 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0

PCI Card: AMD FirePro D500, Display Controller, Slot-1

PCI Card: AMD FirePro D500, Display Controller, Slot-2

PCI Card: pci144d,a800, AHCI Controller, Thunderbolt@25,0,0

PCI Card: pci11c1,5901, IEEE 1394 Open HCI, Thunderbolt@155,0,0

PCI Card: Apple 57761-B0, Ethernet Controller, Thunderbolt@156,0,0

PCI Card: pci144d,a800, AHCI Controller, Thunderbolt@28,0,0

PCI Card: pci11c1,5901, IEEE 1394 Open HCI, Thunderbolt@82,0,0

PCI Card: pci1b73,1100, USB eXtensible Host Controller, Thunderbolt@83,0,0

PCI Card: Broadcom 57762-A1, Ethernet Controller, Thunderbolt@81,0,0

PCI Card: pci12d8,400e, USB Open Host Controller, Thunderbolt@161,0,0

PCI Card: pci12d8,400e, USB Open Host Controller, Thunderbolt@161,0,1

PCI Card: pci12d8,400f, USB Enhanced Host Controller, Thunderbolt@161,0,2

Serial ATA Device: APPLE SSD SM0512F, 500.28 GB

Serial ATA Device: SAMSUNG MZHPU512HCGL-00000, 512.11 GB

Serial ATA Device: SAMSUNG MZHPU512HCGL-00000, 512.11 GB

USB Device: Hub

USB Device: BRCM20702 Hub

USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller

USB Device: Keyboard Hub

USB Device: Apple Keyboard

USB Device: USB PnP Sound Device

USB Device: Jabra PRO 9470

USB Device: Hub

USB Device: Apple Thunderbolt Display

USB Device: Display Audio

USB Device: FaceTime HD Camera (Display)

Thunderbolt Bus: Mac Pro, Apple Inc., 19.2

Thunderbolt Device: Little Big Disk v2, LaCie, 1, 22.1

Thunderbolt Device: Express Dock, Belkin International, Inc., 3, 26.1

Thunderbolt Bus: Mac Pro, Apple Inc., 19.2

Thunderbolt Device: Thunderbolt Display, Apple Inc., 3, 22.2

Thunderbolt Bus: Mac Pro, Apple Inc., 19.2

Mac Pro (Late 2013), OS X Yosemite (10.10)

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Oct 24, 2014 4:12 PM in response to Phingers In response to Phingers

Hi Phingers,


I had this exact problem and this is how I fixed it. Please bear with me because I'm not a tech okay?


1. Go to "Activity Monitor" - you should see launchd using lots of CPU resources - and I think this is why it's crashing intermittently. The Mac is going nuts trying to launch something which it can't and it finally resets itself.


2. Go to "Console" and look up System Log Queries - All Messages - it's going to be pretty obvious what launchd is trying to er, launch. On my computer it was trying to launch this:


/Library/eBookLibrary/eBook Library Launcher.app/Contents/MacOS/eBook Library Launcher


3. Go to /Library/LaunchAgents - you will see the plist file that the launchd is trying to launch - in my case it was the Sony ebook reader plist. I deleted it without any problems.


4. Restart the system.


5. Go back to "Activity Monitor" - you should no longer see launchd hogging the resources.


Hopefully, that will fix the problem.


Cheers

Jacqueline

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Oct 23, 2014 7:18 AM in response to Phingers In response to Phingers

Hi there Aikido-Man,


The article linked below provides a lot of great information and troubleshooting tips that will resolve most kernel panic issues like the launchd panic that you’re seeing on your MacPro.


OS X: About kernel panics

Troubleshooting a recurring kernel panic

Diagnosing a recurring kernel panic can be difficult. If you would like to avoid this process, or do not know how to perform any of the following steps, consider bringing the Mac to a Genius at an Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider for assistance. Be sure to ask that, if the drive needs reformatting or replacing, they contact you about escalating your case to a special data recovery service. If you plan to visit an Apple Retail store, make a reservation at the Genius Bar using http://www.apple.com/retail/geniusbar/ (available in some countries only).

Tip: To help diagnose recurring kernel panics, record the date and time it occurs, and any information that appears with the kernel panic message.

  • Was the computer starting up, shutting down, or performing a particular task when the recurring kernel panic happened?
  • Is the kernel panic intermittent, or does it happen every time you do a certain thing?
  • Does it occur only when a certain external device is connected, or a device is connected to a certain port?

Isolate hardware or software as the cause of the kernel panic


  1. Start the Mac from Recovery or its install media. Note: If a kernel panic still occurs, go to the "Hardware troubleshooting" section of this article.
  2. Open Disk Utility and use "Repair Disk" on Mac's internal hard drive (named Macintosh HD by default).
  3. Important: If Disk Utility is unable to repair the internal drive, you should bring the Mac to a Genius at an Apple Store, or an Apple Authorized Service Provider for service and support. Be sure to ask that, if the drive needs reformatting or replacing, they contact you about escalating your case to a special data recovery service. If you plan to visit an Apple Retail store, make a reservation at the Genius Bar using http://www.apple.com/retail/geniusbar/ (available in some countries only).
  4. Connect an external drive with at least 10 GB of free space. Note: Make sure the external drive does not cause kernel panics and is the only device on its USB, FireWire, or Thunderbolt port. Connecting the external drive and its cables to another Mac can help make sure the drive does not cause kernel panics.
  5. Install OS X on the external drive.
  6. Start up from the external drive.
  7. Install all software updates until Software Update reports your software is up to date.
  8. Use the Apple applications on the external drive to surf the web, view QuickTime movies, email, print, scan, and/or other activities. Continue using the Mac for the amount of time it would usually take for the kernel panic to occur.
  9. If a panic occurs, go to the "Hardware troubleshooting" section of this article to further diagnose the issue.
  10. If a panic does not occur, go to the "Software troubleshooting" section of this article to further diagnose the issue.


I hope this helps,

-Jason

Oct 23, 2014 7:18 AM

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Oct 24, 2014 4:12 PM in response to Phingers In response to Phingers

Hi Phingers,


I had this exact problem and this is how I fixed it. Please bear with me because I'm not a tech okay?


1. Go to "Activity Monitor" - you should see launchd using lots of CPU resources - and I think this is why it's crashing intermittently. The Mac is going nuts trying to launch something which it can't and it finally resets itself.


2. Go to "Console" and look up System Log Queries - All Messages - it's going to be pretty obvious what launchd is trying to er, launch. On my computer it was trying to launch this:


/Library/eBookLibrary/eBook Library Launcher.app/Contents/MacOS/eBook Library Launcher


3. Go to /Library/LaunchAgents - you will see the plist file that the launchd is trying to launch - in my case it was the Sony ebook reader plist. I deleted it without any problems.


4. Restart the system.


5. Go back to "Activity Monitor" - you should no longer see launchd hogging the resources.


Hopefully, that will fix the problem.


Cheers

Jacqueline

Oct 24, 2014 4:12 PM

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Oct 31, 2014 1:22 AM in response to Phingers In response to Phingers

As fabmaple suggests, it were outdated OS X kernel extensions from third party apps that caused this crash in my case. I forgot about the apps that installed them, as I didn't use them anymore, but they were still active.


I followed the advice from this tutorial to find them from a terminal and completely uninstalled the respective programs:


kextstat | grep -v com.apple

Oct 31, 2014 1:22 AM

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May 25, 2015 4:17 PM in response to DBarstad In response to DBarstad

Hi,


just wanna share my experiences on the issue.


I have fallen prey to kernel crashes like the ones outlined above as well once I switched from Mavericks to Yosemite.


In my case the problematic kernel extension was a Presonus FireStudio LightPipe driver that wasn't updated for Yosemite yet. With the old version installed I kept getting crashes in shorter and shorter intervals.


I went according to the article from 'exil-Fischkopp' on how to find any non-Apple-native extensions. I went on updating all of those. After the process the LightPipe driver was the only one which received a version update. The provider's page stated 'Yosemite compatible' for the new version. The one that was installed was older than that and was only suitable for up to Mavericks.


Until now and with the same user actions / behavior that caused the issue beforehand I haven't got any new crashes after the driver update. Hopefully, the LightPipe software was the crucial point. Otherwise I'm clueless...



Thanks,


M.

May 25, 2015 4:17 PM

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May 26, 2015 11:10 PM in response to Mickey S. In response to Mickey S.

Hm, ... unfortunately that kernel extension wasn't the problem. I got another crash last night. After that I reset the PRAM and the SMC. I also got to know that I might be affected by a Video-Controller hardware issue. I'll have that one fixed and then let's again hope for the best that all those actions get me / us rid of those crashes...



Thanks,


M

May 26, 2015 11:10 PM

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May 26, 2015 11:19 PM in response to Mickey S. In response to Mickey S.

IMHO it's got nothing to do with anything that complex. It's just plain bad OS design and instability due to the upgrade. It tends to fix itself over time (so I found by dint of trying). I ran into the same problem and it keeps coming and going and all my machines are brand new so it's nothing to do with hardware either. whenever I buy a new one (for my business) I run into the same problem.


My advice: don't panic, don't fix anything, don't touch anything. Use Onyx and clean your machine at least once a week until it improves. As soon as an OS upgrade is made available, upgrade your OS.


IOW, keep a stiff upper lip and wait until Yosemite is finally stable. As far as I can understand things, it might take a few more months. In a way I wish I had never upgraded from Mavericks which was incredibly stable and quick (mainly at startup).


Good luck

May 26, 2015 11:19 PM

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May 27, 2015 3:24 AM in response to ygourven In response to ygourven

But I do have that video problem that even Apple has kinda confirmed already looking at my machine's serial number... Faulty OS or not, I want a clean hardware. If they find my MacBook to have that problematic logic board then it's to be replaced... If that one in turn introduces another issue, well, I'm gonna be their guest again. ;o)



Thanks,


M.

May 27, 2015 3:24 AM

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