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Mac reboots

2006-02-25 19:05:33.235818+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Whoohoo! Two forced remove-the-battery reboots on the Mac this morning! And I wasn't even running Maya. I must be doing something... right?

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-02-26 03:10:15.191214+00 by: markd

Sounds like it might be hardware problems. I'd run a memory tester to see if the RAM went south.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-02-26 04:31:38.388393+00 by: Dan Lyke

Hasn't gone down since. I think it was an error with recursion and a tree control...

#Comment Re: made: 2006-02-26 13:35:25.498548+00 by: DaveP

Recursion is dangerous on Mac OS X. Lots of Core Foundation has poor error-handling, coming from the "malloc() will never fail" school of Unix programming we inherited from the NeXTies.

You're the second guy in a week I heard complaining about crashes while recursing, if that's any consolation.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-02-26 18:45:51.723447+00 by: baylink

A Unix box? locking up because of *anything a user program is capable of doing*?

Nuh huh.

I've had 4 lockup/panics in *20 years* that weren't attributable to bad hardware: 3 of them were device driver problems; I don't think we ever figured out the fourth one.

I had a 386/25 running Xenix 2.3.2 run away to a load average of *26* (I am not making this up); I recovered it to a clean shutdown, though logging in took almost 5 minutes.