Question: High Sierra: qmasterd/opendirectoryd: Too many corpses being created
Hi all, on our family white Macbook (2009), which used to work fine, we have since yesterday a spinning boot.
In verbose mode can be seen:
Waiting for DSMOS...
Process crashed: qmasterd. Too many corpses being created.
Process crashed: opendirectoryd. Too many corpses being created.
Disk tool first help and fsck are ok, I did not see errors in the details when I ran it.
I can also find thru the harddisk without issues at the recovery console.
So the filesystem is ok, and since it can boot in recovery mode, I assume hardware and filesystem are generally ok. Disk space is plenty.
Creating rc.server did not help. I reinstalled OS without a resulting change.
/var link also seems ok. I can change directories and ls in single-user mode, but not create files since mounted in read-only.
I removed the Mac from my WLAN (Fritzbox), so it cannot connect any more. No change.
I renamed the directores of the virus scanner as an attempt to isolate that. No change.
Attempts to start in safe mode are also unsuccessful. If anyone has a hint to start in safe mode with verbose, appreciated.
I don´t want to USB attach the disk to my other MPB to backup, and to later reformat/reinstall, without understanding the root cause of this.
I saw quite few other discussions on similar topics, without having found the right hint or solution.
Can you please help?
Many thanks / Stefan
VIN, MacBook (13-inch Late 2009), macOS High Sierra (10.13.2), Assume it is 10.13.2 - cannot check