Diagnosing a problem on a Mac requires careful observation. In the case of kernel panics, this includes the Panic Log. Otherwise, invaluable information is in the log. If you don’t check the log, your conclusions are likely to be wrong.
In one of only 3 kernel extension on your Data volume is a list of blocked kernel extensions. What protection from old and broken KEXTs does it provide?
You press the Power button, but don’t see the normal login window. How to interpret your Mac’s different screens, and what to do about them.
The combination of a new kernel built just 10 days earlier with a set of new graphics drivers sufficed to bring many Macs to their knees.
Catalina 10.15.6 update included a bonus: a large memory leak which led to kernel panics. This is the story of its patching.
macOS Catalina 10.15.6 Supplemental Update is promised to address two problems: some Macs running Virtual Machines under VMWare […]
When a kernel extension wants some memory, it calls for an allocation from a Mach zone. This explains how a memory leak in those zones can result in a kernel panic.
Your Mac starts up after kernel panic, and shows mystifying details about that panic. Here’s how to get the most out of that information.
What’s the difference between a crash and a panic? How can you tell what’s likely to have caused a panic?
There have been recent reports that the macOS Catalina 10.15.6 update can result in kernel panics. This appears […]