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A visit from the Colonel (Panic)
Posted by: guitarist
Date: May 01, 2013 01:35PM
What the heck? I've been trouble free for several years, and I've gotten complacent. It's a Mac Mini. Lot of peripherals. Aren't Kernel Panics hardware-related? I'm not sure where to start.

I was in iPhoto both times my computer freaked out. Last time (yesterday) I launched iPhoto it told me my photos were unreadable, and gave instructions for how to rebuild database. I did, and was able to launch.

This morning, I was in iPhoto again, and my Mac flipped off and rebooted itself, with the familiar international language screen, rebooting after a panic. I saved the problem report:

Any clues I should take note of?

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Interval Since Last Panic Report: 2594424 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 2
Anonymous UUID: 4D532E07-5A15-A259-10E7-55E524BC7B82

Wed May 1 11:17:03 2013
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff8013eb7e95): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7f9564bfba, type 14=page fault, registers:
CR0: 0x0000000080010033, CR2: 0x000000002e0a3acd, CR3: 0x00000000327bb000, CR4: 0x0000000000000660
RAX: 0xffffffffffffffe2, RBX: 0x000000002e0a3800, RCX: 0x00000000000000eb, RDX: 0xffffff8039a37800
RSP: 0xffffff80f5c3b800, RBP: 0xffffff80f5c3b860, RSI: 0xffffff811451efcc, RDI: 0xffffff81144df43c
R8: 0xffffff81144df000, R9: 0x0000000000000001, R10: 0xffffff80326fb5e8, R11: 0x00000000ffffffff
R12: 0x0000000000000005, R13: 0xffffff811451ef00, R14: 0x0000000000000005, R15: 0xffffff81144df43c
RFL: 0x0000000000010206, RIP: 0xffffff7f9564bfba, CS: 0x0000000000000008, SS: 0x0000000000000010
Fault CR2: 0x000000002e0a3acd, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x0

Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
0xffffff80f5c3b4a0 : 0xffffff8013e1d626
0xffffff80f5c3b510 : 0xffffff8013eb7e95
0xffffff80f5c3b6e0 : 0xffffff8013ecd4dd
0xffffff80f5c3b700 : 0xffffff7f9564bfba
0xffffff80f5c3b860 : 0xffffff7f9564c8d1
0xffffff80f5c3b8a0 : 0xffffff7f9561834f
0xffffff80f5c3ba20 : 0xffffff7f95648e39
0xffffff80f5c3bae0 : 0xffffff7f95616de8
0xffffff80f5c3bb30 : 0xffffff80142650c9
0xffffff80f5c3bb50 : 0xffffff8014266670
0xffffff80f5c3bbb0 : 0xffffff801426408f
0xffffff80f5c3bd00 : 0xffffff8013e984a1
0xffffff80f5c3be10 : 0xffffff8013e20aed
0xffffff80f5c3be40 : 0xffffff8013e10448
0xffffff80f5c3be90 : 0xffffff8013e1961b
0xffffff80f5c3bf00 : 0xffffff8013ea5c7e
0xffffff80f5c3bfb0 : 0xffffff8013ecdaee
Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
com.apple.GeForce(8.1)[A15BB65E-3501-340F-87CB-2FD2BAD33E35]@0xffffff7f95605000->0xffffff7f956d1fff
dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(8.1.0)[A26D2A3D-C06F-3A0F-BCFF-901A98C93C3D]@0xffffff7f9452a000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.7)[38C214C0-83C8-3594-8A4C-DC6AC3FEC163]@0xffffff7f94516000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.3)[1D668879-BEF8-3C58-ABFE-FAC6B3E9A292]@0xffffff7f94481000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.7)[74E3E50F-E50A-3073-8C96-06F854292A91]@0xffffff7f944d3000

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: iPhoto

Mac OS version:
12D78

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 12.3.0: Sun Jan 6 22:37:10 PST 2013; root:xnu-2050.22.13~1/RELEASE_X86_64
Kernel UUID: 3EB7D8A7-C2D3-32EC-80F4-AB37D61492C6
Kernel slide: 0x0000000013c00000
Kernel text base: 0xffffff8013e00000
System model name: Macmini4,1 (Mac-F2208EC8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 26858312736990
last loaded kext at 24516204170013: com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCDC 4.1.23 (addr 0xffffff7f9623b000, size 16384)
last unloaded kext at 24649019164995: com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCDC 4.1.23 (addr 0xffffff7f9623b000, size 12288)
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com.apple.filesystems.afpfs 10.0
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com.apple.filesystems.autofs 3.0
com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet 1.0.0d1
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com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 1.6.0
com.apple.GeForce 8.1.0
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Model: Macmini4,1, BootROM MM41.0042.B03, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.65f2
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M, NVIDIA GeForce 320M, PCI, 256 MB
Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x857F, 0x483634353155363446373036364700000000
Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x857F, 0x483634353155363446373036364700000000
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x93), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.106.98.100.16)
Bluetooth: Version 4.1.3f3 11349, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
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USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0x06500000 / 2
FireWire Device: OXFORD IDE Device 1, OWC Mercury Elite Pro AL, 800mbit_speed
FireWire Device: OWC Mercury Elite-AL 1, Other World Computing, 400mbit_speed
FireWire Device: Duet, Apogee Electronics, 400mbit_speed
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Re: A visit from the Colonel (Panic)
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: May 01, 2013 02:12PM
The hardware referenced was the video card. The program that was running was iPhoto as you stated. That model of Mac Mini shares the video memory with the system. It could be a bad memory chip that is causing your problem.

Try running memtest on the system overnight looping or try swapping in new ram.



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Re: A visit from the Colonel (Panic)
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: May 01, 2013 02:28PM
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Re: A visit from the Colonel (Panic)
Posted by: colonel panic
Date: May 01, 2013 02:53PM
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Will Collier

Obviously an imposter, I look nothing like that.



"They don't call me Colonel because I'm some dumb a$$ army guy" Colonel Homer J. Simpson
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Re: A visit from the Colonel (Panic)
Posted by: guitarist
Date: May 01, 2013 03:38PM
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C(-)ris
The hardware referenced was the video card. The program that was running was iPhoto as you stated. That model of Mac Mini shares the video memory with the system. It could be a bad memory chip that is causing your problem.

Try running memtest on the system overnight looping or try swapping in new ram.

That could explain other concerns I've had about this Mini. For example, it sucks for Handbrake. I have an aging, battered 2006 2.33 GHz MacBook Pro that I depend on to process videos on Handbrake, because it's twice as fast as this fairly-new 2010, 2.4 GHz Mac Mini, with 8 GB RAM.

I didn't expect the Mini, when I bought it refurb last year, to be a speed demon. But I didn't expect it to perform poorly compared to a 7-year old Mac laptop.

I suspect the RadeonX1600 video card in the 2006 MacBook Pro is what gives it the power for video processing, compared to a (shared-memory?) NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB Mac Mini.

Back to the KPs...

A few questions:

Remind me where to get the recommended memtest utility? I'll follow your advice and run it overnight.

Should it turn out I do need to replace memory, would the test diagnose then identify the specific module(s) needing to be replaced? If so, replacing memory is an easy enough, and affordable enough solution.

I assume this is main memory we're referring to, since video card memory isn't user-replaceable.

And finally, am I correct in assuming that the configuration of this Mac Mini (shared video memory) makes it a less desirable computer to use for applications like Handbrake? Otherwise, is there another factor that makes it abnormally slow for that kind of processing? Or is that not considered abnormal, for this Mini.

It's discouraging to see it brought down by iPhoto. I've had problems with iPhoto, I think that the few times I've had major crashes, or the occasional KP, that's the app I've been using.
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Re: A visit from the Colonel (Panic)
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: May 01, 2013 04:24PM
The video memory is the system memory. It doesn't have any of its own. Google Memtest to get a download. You will have to test with each module installed to determine which one it is. Might be easier if the problem is reproducible enough to just pull a stick and see if the problems go away.



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Re: A visit from the Colonel (Panic)
Posted by: guitarist
Date: May 01, 2013 04:48PM
NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB

What does the 256 MB refer to?
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Re: A visit from the Colonel (Panic)
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 01, 2013 04:55PM
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guitarist
NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB

What does the 256 MB refer to?

Memory shared for video by the main system hardware RAM. I would try trashing and reinstalling iPhoto as a simple thing to do.



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Re: A visit from the Colonel (Panic)
Posted by: guitarist
Date: May 01, 2013 05:24PM
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Speedy
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guitarist
NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB

What does the 256 MB refer to?

Memory shared for video by the main system hardware RAM. I would try trashing and reinstalling iPhoto as a simple thing to do.

I'll look to see if iPhoto is on an iLife disc, or can be downloaded from Apple.

iPhoto has a diagnostic and repair utility that can be accessed by holding down the Option and Command key when launching iPhoto. Speedy, have you ever used it? Or anyone here? I'm curious how effective it is. It has a menu of First Aid items:

Repair Permissions

Rebuild Thumbnails

Repair Database

Rebuild Database

Since there's no harm in doing these repairs I might try them first. Then proceed, if necessary, to more involved measures (reinstalling the app, testing memory, etc.)

As long as my photo library (which is backed up anyway) isn't disturbed or compromised I'd have no problem reinstalling iPhoto, if it's known to be helpful in cases like mine.

Also, I downloaded and burned a boot disc for memtest. Tonight before bed I'll launch the test and find out tomorrow morning what it reports.

Thanks again for the recommendations.
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Re: A visit from the Colonel (Panic)
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 01, 2013 06:58PM
No, never used it and didn't know it existed. Good to know.



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Re: A visit from the Colonel (Panic)
Posted by: decay
Date: May 01, 2013 10:25PM
i use Applejack to install memtest (optional) and run it in single user mode.

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