OSX Crash

It had to happen. Sooner or later, and on a machine where people notice if there are crashes.

sand at nescowin

One app did a death spiral, dying, getting restarted by a monitor, and dying again. And again. And again. About 200+ k worth of single thread crash logs. Looks like it was a window drawing problem with the spashscreen.

Then it took out the loginwindow process. Or it took out the windowserver, and that took out the loginwindow process. (I have a crash log from that too) This caused the finder to quit, killing all the other gui apps on the system, which then proceeded to log in and restart everything again. Ok, I can deal with that.

But a few crashes without logs later, the machine is unresponsive to ssh, console, or web requests (with the odd exception of apache).

So is there an address where system crash logs can be sent to apple? perhaps stevej@apple.com? sjobs? theSteve?

I feel like I’m listening to Malcom in Jurassic Park. You’re problem begins not when you first think that things are going wrong, but when you think you’ve cleaned up the mess and you’ve survived. What you don’t know is that you’re running on a generator that has 5 minutes of power left and that the electric fences keeping your customers from your throat are down.

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