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10.4: Fix a kernel panic after Security Update 2005-009 System 10.4
Tiger only hintI thought I'd post this fix for a potential kernel panic problem after installing Security Update 2005-009 -- as this happened to me, I thought others may be affected, too. The original solution (along with alternative solutions) was originally posted on MacFixit.com.

To summarize the solution posted on MacFixIt, you need to reboot in Safe mode (hold Shift during startup). Once the machine is booted, try deleting the following cache files:
  • /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kernelcaches
  • /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache
  • /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
  • /Library/Caches/com.apple.ATS
  • In /Library/Caches, remove all the com.apple.LaunchServices files.
I removed the listed files, and following a restart, all worked well.

[robg adds: The linked-to MacFixIt article provides details on what to do if the above doesn't solve the kernel panic issue--namely, a method of reverting the Security Update install that involves a backup and restore of your system. As one data point, I've put the installer on four Macs now, and haven't seen a kernel panic on any of them, so I'm not sure how widespread this issue may be.]
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10.4: Fix a kernel panic after Security Update 2005-009
Authored by: mshmgi on Dec 06, '05 07:17:11AM

I experienced a kernel panic on one out of 6 Macs that I applied this update to. The affected machine is a b/w G3. I rebooted into single user mode (COM-S) and ran /sbin/fsck -fy; exit;

The machine worked flawlessly after that.



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10.4: Fix a kernel panic after Security Update 2005-009
Authored by: alanford on Dec 18, '05 03:44:30PM

Ok...
I've jut had my complete system reinstalled ( Tigar 10.4 )....due the fact that I had so much crashes of kernal panic problem....
I wanted to see what might be a problem..... I now that some applications are not compatible with Mac OSX, and should be checked out.
I reinstalled my system I got wireless NET working too.. I'm using DI-525 and DWL G-122 USb Adapter,therefore I installed 2500 Wireless Utlility USB taken from this site.....
I got the crash again.....

Could anyone now are these compatible with Mac OS X Tigar 10.4???
I assume that is the driver causes all these problems, but I cannot find out...
Any solution???

Which one would be suitable for my system???


MY LOG CRASH:

Sun Dec 18 17:50:03 2005


Unresolved kernel trap(cpu 0): 0x300 - Data access DAR=0x000000000000022C PC=0x00000000000A4458
Latest crash info for cpu 0:
Exception state (sv=0x2E96F000)
PC=0x000A4458; MSR=0x00001030; DAR=0x0000022C; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x000A43A4; R1=0x0D81B780; XCP=0x0000000C (0x300 - Data access)
Backtrace:
0x00000000 0x0010CB70 0x000FA574 0x000E150C 0x000E10A0 0x000D2400
0x002A8174 0x000ABA30 0x0BE80002
Proceeding back via exception chain:
Exception state (sv=0x2E96F000)
previously dumped as "Latest" state. skipping...
Exception state (sv=0x2F0CAC80)
PC=0x9001BF00; MSR=0x0200F030; DAR=0x178A6040; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x90B0ABE4; R1=0xBFFFC200; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 8.0.0: Sat Mar 26 14:15:22 PST 2005; root:xnu-792.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xFFFF0003): 0x300 - Data access
Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
Backtrace:
0x00095564 0x00095A7C 0x00026838 0x000A8184 0x000AB880
Proceeding back via exception chain:
Exception state (sv=0x2E96F000)
PC=0x000A4458; MSR=0x00001030; DAR=0x0000022C; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x000A43A4; R1=0x0D81B780; XCP=0x0000000C (0x300 - Data access)
Backtrace:
0x00000000 0x0010CB70 0x000FA574 0x000E150C 0x000E10A0 0x000D2400
0x002A8174 0x000ABA30 0x0BE80002
Exception state (sv=0x2F0CAC80)
PC=0x9001BF00; MSR=0x0200F030; DAR=0x178A6040; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x90B0ABE4; R1=0xBFFFC200; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 8.0.0: Sat Mar 26 14:15:22 PST 2005; root:xnu-792.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC
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10.4: Fix a kernel panic after Security Update 2005-009
Authored by: Mikey-San on Dec 06, '05 01:40:22PM

This is a pretty terrible hint. Shotgun "solutions" for non-specific issues (I don't see any specific issue mentioned here--"kernel panic" doesn't count) belong nowhere near the front page.

Lots of users are going to try this, and regardless of if they get somewhere or not, there's no useful data gained. They're not going to look in their logs first, they won't really know which file was problematic (very important for issue tracking and investigation), and they probably won't do other early-stage troubleshooting that should be done before deleting a half-dozen files.

Silliness.



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10.4: Fix a kernel panic after Security Update 2005-009
Authored by: Mikey-San on Dec 06, '05 01:42:47PM

Before anyone tries to correct me:

The MFI page doesn't contain much information, either. Reads like noise with some random troubleshooting stuff shaken around in a blender.



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10.4: Fix a kernel panic after Security Update 2005-009
Authored by: lonniehb on Jan 19, '06 08:39:09PM

I'm getting a kernal panic (I have run this update) everytime I run 1 particular program. It is a game (Soldier of Fortune 2), how do I go about checking logs or tyring to figure out how to solve this? Should I go ahead and do what is suggested above? Thanks.



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