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Will Apple Ever Fix the Kernel Panic Problems in macOS?

re: kernel panic

Modern operating systems ought to run all year without ever crashing. But the most lucrative company in the known universe... a trillion dollar company... cannot debug its own unstable code. Maybe these geniuses did not bother to really test on a 28-core machine? Maybe there are 10 times as many emoji staff as kernel engineers?

I get a kernel panic at least twice a week. It’s a minimum 10-minute downtime until things are rebooted (and rebooted again) until displays sync up and I get back to work. Assuming I had saved my work (not always). Apple, you suck.

Could Apple please spend some time making macOS more reliable?

Below, working in Photoshop, things just went poof! A user process like Photoshop should never be able to cause a kernel panic. That is the whole point of a multi-tiered kernel. See the full dump.

Panic(CPU 0, time 305649718584938): NMIPI for unresponsive processor: TLB flush timeout, TLB state:0x0
RAX: 0x0000000000000284, RBX: 0x0000000000000000, RCX: 0x000000000000006b, RDX: 0x0000000000000000
RSP: 0xffffffd26c243cf0, RBP: 0xffffffd26c243d40, RSI: 0x0000000000000088, RDI: 0x0000000000000000
R8:  0xffffff8008d18837, R9:  0x0000000000000000, R10: 0x0000000000000006, R11: 0x0000000000000000
R12: 0x0000000000000088, R13: 0x000000004a51cd77, R14: 0xffffff800931ee08, R15: 0x0000000000000000
RFL: 0x0000000000000883, RIP: 0xffffff800849d0ba, CS:  0x0000000000000008, SS:  0x0000000000000000
Panicked task 0xffffff973093bce0: 241 threads: pid 69302: Adobe Photoshop 
Backtrace (CPU 0), panicked thread: 0xffffff973cc87000, Frame : Return Address
0xffffffd26c243b90 : 0xffffff80085d2cf7 
0xffffffd26c243bf0 : 0xffffff8008423d69 
0xffffffd26c243d40 : 0xffffff800849d43f 
0xffffffd26c243d60 : 0xffffff80084aa492 
0xffffffd26c243e30 : 0xffffff80084a9ff7 
0xffffffd26c243e60 : 0xffffff80084e191a 
0xffffffd26c243f10 : 0xffffff80085bdfa3 
0xffffffd26c243f50 : 0xffffff80085dcdca 
0xffffffd26c243f70 : 0xffffff80085d2cf7 
0xffffffd26c243fd0 : 0xffffff8008423c0d 
Process name corresponding to current thread (0xffffff973cc87000): Adobe Photoshop 2022
Mac OS version:
Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 21.4.0: Fri Mar 18 00:45:05 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8020.101.4~15/RELEASE_X86_64
Kernel UUID: B6F8637B-0844-355F-8C82-60FA06149384
KernelCache slide: 0x0000000008200000
KernelCache base:  0xffffff8008400000
Kernel slide:      0x0000000008210000
Kernel text base:  0xffffff8008410000
__HIB  text base: 0xffffff8008300000
System model name: MacPro7,1 (Mac-27AD2F918AE68F61)
System shutdown begun: NO
Hibernation exit count: 0
System uptime in nanoseconds: 305649718624734
Last Sleep:           absolute           base_tsc          base_nano
Uptime  : 0x000115fc9ee78571
Sleep   : 0x0000c5b2f3145728 0x0000000160c99ee4 0x0000c5419010c0c5
Wake    : 0x0000c5b364c680d0 0x00000001627dbb02 0x0000c5b347acfd3b
Compressor Info: 0% of compressed pages limit (OK) and 0% of segments limit (OK) with 0 swapfiles and OK swap space
Zone info:
Foreign : 0xffffff800f30d000 - 0xffffff800f31b000
Native  : 0xffffff8266c9f000 - 0xffffffa266c9f000
Readonly: 0xffffff873396b000 - 0xffffff88cd304000
Metadata: 0xffffffd584743000 - 0xffffffd5a6cbd000
Bitmaps : 0xffffffd5a6cbd000 - 0xffffffd5c6cbd000
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