Kernel Panics

Posted:
in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I've been getting kernel panics on my Unibody MacBook pretty much since I got it. They aren't very frequent, but seem to occur when the machine has been on for a while. I haven't been able to notice any pattern to them, other than I think Opera has been running whenever they hit. But then again Opera is always running. I've done a hardware check and ran check/repairs on permissions and the HD, but no change. I've included a sampling of the error messages below, can anyeone tell me if they say anything obvious? Cause I have no idea how to read them.



Quote:

Thu Nov 13 11:53:53 2008

panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001A9C5C): Kernel trap at 0x00ae6ac2, type 14=page fault, registers:

CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x51ff0000, CR3: 0x0185d000, CR4: 0x00000660

EAX: 0x00000000, EBX: 0x00000082, ECX: 0x00af3880, EDX: 0x06c60000

CR2: 0x51ff0000, EBP: 0x50b3be58, ESI: 0x00000000, EDI: 0x06c75a00

EFL: 0x00010046, EIP: 0x00ae6ac2, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x02640010

Error code: 0x00000000



Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)

0x50b3bb88 : 0x12b4c9 (0x45aaac 0x50b3bbbc 0x1335ba 0x0)

0x50b3bbd8 : 0x1a9c5c (0x464070 0xae6ac2 0xe 0x463820)

0x50b3bcb8 : 0x1a026d (0x50b3bcd0 0x0 0x50b3be58 0xae6ac2)

0x50b3bcc8 : 0xae6ac2 (0xe 0x2640048 0x50b30010 0xae0010)

0x50b3be58 : 0x1aadc8 (0xffffffff 0x7fffffff 0x10 0x202)

0x50b3be78 : 0x135a7f (0x0 0xcce60ca2 0x713 0x53e568)

0x50b3bec8 : 0x136287 (0x1 0x74d0b58 0x6bb5c7c 0x140665)

0x50b3bf38 : 0x136d93 (0x74d0b74 0x0 0x0 0x5406d4)

0x50b3bf78 : 0x136e14 (0x420c92 0x7076a00 0x0 0x7076a00)

0x50b3bf98 : 0x420d51 (0x420c92 0x7076a00 0x74e0a80 0x1)

0x50b3bfc8 : 0x1a005c (0x7076a00 0x0 0x1a30b5 0x6bb3d60)

Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0

Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement(59.0 .0)@0xae4000->0xafcfff



BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task



Mac OS version:

9F2114



Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 9.5.1: Fri Sep 19 16:19:24 PDT 2008; root:xnu-1228.8.30~1/RELEASE_I386

System model name: MacBook5,1 (Mac-F42D89C8)



Quote:

Sun Jan 4 09:43:20 2009

panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001A9C68): Kernel trap at 0x001a8679, type 0=divide error, registers:

CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x4b1db554, CR3: 0x0189d000, CR4: 0x00000660

EAX: 0xfe8cfa0a, EBX: 0xfe8cfa0a, ECX: 0x3b9aca00, EDX: 0x6b33e13a

CR2: 0x4b1db554, EBP: 0x67413ed8, ESI: 0x6b33e13a, EDI: 0x0745b244

EFL: 0x00010002, EIP: 0x001a8679, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010

Error code: 0x00000000



Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)

0x67413cf8 : 0x12b4f3 (0x45b13c 0x67413d2c 0x1335e4 0x0)

0x67413d48 : 0x1a9c68 (0x464700 0x1a8679 0x0 0x463de0)

0x67413e28 : 0x1a038d (0x67413e40 0x2403 0x67413ed8 0x1a8679)

0x67413e38 : 0x1a8679 (0xe 0x48 0x67410010 0x130010)

0x67413ed8 : 0x1298c7 (0xfe8cfa0a 0x6b33e13a 0x67413f68 0x67413f6c)

0x67413f18 : 0x38855d (0x67413f68 0x67413f6c 0x67413f48 0x37d9c9)

0x67413f38 : 0x37db5f (0x67413f68 0x75640c0 0x67413f78 0x37dc35)

0x67413f78 : 0x3df460 (0x6e5b950 0x75640c0 0x7564104 0x0)

0x67413fc8 : 0x1a0887 (0x745b240 0x1 0x1a30b5 0x71193c8)

No mapping exists for frame pointer

Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0xb0080e68



BSD process name corresponding to current thread: fseventsd



Mac OS version:

9G55



Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 9.6.0: Mon Nov 24 17:37:00 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.9.59~1/RELEASE_I386

System model name: MacBook5,1 (Mac-F42D89C8)



Quote:

Sat Jan 17 17:17:09 2009

panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001A9C68): Kernel trap at 0xfd355416, type 14=page fault, registers:

CR0: 0x80010033, CR2: 0xfd355416, CR3: 0x0189d000, CR4: 0x00000660

EAX: 0xfd355416, EBX: 0x00b29cc6, ECX: 0xfd355416, EDX: 0x00000cad

CR2: 0xfd355416, EBP: 0x6a88fc78, ESI: 0x001aaca7, EDI: 0x06cbaa00

EFL: 0x00010086, EIP: 0xfd355416, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010

Error code: 0x00000010



Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)

0x6a88fa78 : 0x12b4f3 (0x45b13c 0x6a88faac 0x1335e4 0x0)

0x6a88fac8 : 0x1a9c68 (0x464700 0xfd355416 0xe 0x463eb0)

0x6a88fba8 : 0x1a038d (0x6a88fbc0 0x6ca5000 0x6a88fc78 0xfd355416)

0x6a88fbb8 : 0xfd355416 (0xe 0x48 0xfc4a0010 0x10)

0x6a88fc78 : 0x135aa9 (0x0 0xfbfc1ca7 0xcad 0x53f568)

0x6a88fcc8 : 0x1362b1 (0x1 0x6d6be40 0x6bf6c7c 0x6b8eb34)

0x6a88fd38 : 0x136dbd (0x6d6be5c 0x64 0x0 0xe8)

0x6a88fd78 : 0x136e61 (0x12081a 0x0 0x0 0x1a336f)

0x6a88fd98 : 0x121250 (0x12081a 0x53a4e0 0x0 0x2)

0x6a88fdf8 : 0x1275c8 (0x80f85f4 0x3000006 0x450 0x0)

0x6a88ff08 : 0x198153 (0x6a88ff44 0x0 0x0 0x0)

0x6a88ffc8 : 0x1a0977 (0x6bee120 0x0 0x1a30b5 0x6bee120)

No mapping exists for frame pointer

Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0xbffff3d8



BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Opera



Mac OS version:

9G55



Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 9.6.0: Mon Nov 24 17:37:00 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.9.59~1/RELEASE_I386

System model name: MacBook5,1 (Mac-F42D89C8)



Quote:

Sun Jan 18 23:35:44 2009

panic(cpu 1 caller 0x00B2A2E7): "pmLock: waited too long, held by 1"@/SourceCache/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement-59.0.1/cstateCPU.c:1117

Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)

0x56af3d08 : 0x12b4f3 (0x45b13c 0x56af3d3c 0x1335e4 0x0)

0x56af3d58 : 0xb2a2e7 (0xb33830 0x1 0x0 0x0)

0x56af3e58 : 0x1aadfc (0xffffffff 0x7fffffff 0x56af3eb8 0x50b75000)

0x56af3e78 : 0x135aa9 (0x50b754bc 0xe53c88e8 0x115a 0x50b754a8)

0x56af3ec8 : 0x1362b1 (0x1 0x6cec5d0 0x6bf24a4 0x14068f)

0x56af3f38 : 0x136dbd (0x6cec5ec 0x0 0x0 0x541a54)

0x56af3f78 : 0x136e3e (0x421326 0x6d9b040 0x0 0x6d9b040)

0x56af3f98 : 0x4213e5 (0x421326 0x6d9b040 0x56af3fc8 0x7f176b0)

0x56af3fc8 : 0x1a017c (0x6d9b040 0x0 0x1a30b5 0x7db3dc0)

Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0

Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement(59.0 .1)@0xb27000->0xb3ffff



BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task



Mac OS version:

9G55



Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 9.6.0: Mon Nov 24 17:37:00 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.9.59~1/RELEASE_I386

System model name: MacBook5,1 (Mac-F42D89C8)



Quote:

Sat Jan 24 16:42:43 2009

panic(cpu 1 caller 0x001A9C68): Kernel trap at 0x00b2983e, type 6=invalid opcode, registers:

CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x1e2dc000, CR3: 0x0189d000, CR4: 0x00000660

EAX: 0x00000010, EBX: 0x0000226f, ECX: 0x06ca5000, EDX: 0x00000400

CR2: 0x1e2dc000, EBP: 0x5674fe38, ESI: 0x001a8ca7, EDI: 0x06cba400

EFL: 0x00010006, EIP: 0x00b2983e, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00490010

Error code: 0x00000000



Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)

0x5674fb68 : 0x12b4f3 (0x45b13c 0x5674fb9c 0x1335e4 0x0)

0x5674fbb8 : 0x1a9c68 (0x464700 0xb2983e 0x6 0x463e28)

0x5674fc98 : 0x1a038d (0x5674fcb0 0x0 0x5674fe38 0xb2983e)

0x5674fca8 : 0xb2983e (0xe 0x490048 0x56740010 0xb30010)

0x5674fe38 : 0x1aadfc (0xffffffff 0x7fffffff 0x5674fea8 0x50b75000)

0x5674fe58 : 0x135aa9 (0x50b754bc 0x8ce202ef 0x226f 0x50b754a8)

0x5674fea8 : 0x1362b1 (0x1 0x9117208 0x6bf24a4 0x0)

0x5674ff18 : 0x136dbd (0x9117224 0x9117224 0x5674ff78 0x1415cd)

0x5674ff58 : 0x136e61 (0x13eddf 0x0 0x0 0x1a336f)

0x5674ff78 : 0x13efa4 (0x13eddf 0x0 0x0 0x0)

0x5674ffc8 : 0x1a017c (0x0 0x0 0x1a30b5 0x7e7a7d8)

Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0

Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement(59.0 .1)@0xb27000->0xb3ffff



BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task



Mac OS version:

9G55



Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 9.6.0: Mon Nov 24 17:37:00 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.9.59~1/RELEASE_I386

System model name: MacBook5,1 (Mac-F42D89C8)



Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,214moderator
    You can try an SMC reset by removing your battery and magsafe and holding the power button for 10 seconds.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post


    You can try an SMC reset by removing your battery and magsafe and holding the power button for 10 seconds.



    I've tried that. Right after the firmware update was released. But I can give it another go just to be sure.

    Any other tips?
  • Reply 3 of 7
    Ok, the SMC reset didn't help. I forgot to save the error message, but it didn't look different from whats above. Is there anything I can try to isolate the source of the kernel panics?
  • Reply 4 of 7
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,214moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Blütnerd View Post


    Is there anything I can try to isolate the source of the kernel panics?



    Apple has a technote on deciphering the panic log:



    http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn2002/tn2063.html



    They recommend installing the kernel debugger if you want to trace what is happening but I think you need the developer tools too and it's not something most people would want to try.



    Do the panics still occur when Opera isn't running? Also, how much Ram is in the machine and is it 3rd party Ram? There was a report about lockups using 3rd party Ram:



    http://www.computerworld.com/action/...icleId=9122905



    If you have upgraded it and have the original Ram lying around, you can try putting it back in.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    They happen without Opera running as well. I switched to Safari for a while and got another one. They also hit regardless of wether I'm running off the battery or have the charger connected.

    The machine has 4GB of RAM, which came pre-installed from a certified Apple dealer. We don't have Apple stores here, but the one I bought the machine from is about as close as we come. Still, I'm going to check with them on what kind of RAM they upgrade MacBooks with, in case it's not the same kind that Apple uses.

    Thanks for all your help. And if anyone has any more input, I'd appreciate it.
  • Reply 6 of 7
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,839member
    Sometimes Macs come with bad installations of OS X. I've seen this on more than a few occasions. This is why I always reinstall OS X when I first open a new Mac. Then I can also customize the OS installation, selecting only what I need and not everything.



    Its also possible you have a bad stick of RAM. Running the hardware test on the first MacBook restore DVD may pick up something. Write down any error messages that come up and post back. I can most likely tell you what the error message means. To run the hardware test insert what should be the first MacBook restore DVD (it should say hardware test somewhere on it). You'll have to press and hold I believe its the D key. This will tell the Mac to boot from the hardware test portion of the DVD instead of the OS X Installer.



    You can look at what kind of RAM is in there. The entire back panel comes off and its really easy to get to. You just pop the battery cover off, remove the 8 tiny screws and the rest of the cover comes off. Typically Apple uses either Hynix or Samsung RAM.



    The first step is basically to narrow down whether or not its a software or hardware issue. Hopefully its just software (easier fix).
  • Reply 7 of 7
    I've run the hardware test. The long one. I read somewhere that faulty RAM may not show up on the first pass, so one should do several. Think I did 14 passes or something like that, I know I left it running for 24 hours or so. I'm going to try the full reinstall. If it is hardware, that should pinpoint it pretty much conclusively. And if it's hardware, I can just let the store deal with it.

    Thanks again.
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