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?
Step through how to work out when, how and why a kernel panic occurred in the unified log, using Ulbow.
For three years, I have maintained a troubleshooting article here which provides a short summary listing of the […]
How to tell apart unexpected quits, WindowServer crashes, kernel panics, and more – and what to do about them.
Knowing the difference helps you work out what to do in response, and how to work out what went wrong.
I was replying to a tweet when the display suddenly went black. Was my iMac Pro dead, or just auto-rebooting after a kernel panic, and why?
Can you tell the difference? What is the significance of each, and do you know what to do about them? An introductory guide.
Was that crash a freeze, a panic, or just a spinning beachball? And what do they mean?