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Mountain Lion and the freezes

Not that I expected otherwise, but Mountain Lion did naught in fixing the iMac graphic driver freezes that Apple claimed are the result of hardware issues. If anything, the crashes are more frequent, albeit it can just be caused by the fact that it’s Summer and with no A/C it’s 30°C+ inside.

The freezes are often somewhat more graceful now with a kernel panic message and an automatic restart. After such an event a report is generated and sent to Apple. Not that I have illusions of them taking it seriously.

Interval Since Last Panic Report: 170834 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 3
Anonymous UUID:

Sun Aug 26 15:02:46 2012
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff8014ab7b95): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7f962e6821, type 13=general protection, registers:
CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0x0000000106861000, CR3: 0x0000000020979000, CR4: 0x0000000000000660
RAX: 0xdeadbeefdeadbeef, RBX: 0xffffff8023edb0b8, RCX: 0xffffff802421a228, RDX: 0xffffff802421a368
RSP: 0xffffff808de93a20, RBP: 0xffffff808de93a40, RSI: 0x00000000deadbeef, RDI: 0xffffff8020ffcf00
R8: 0xffffff80150bec60, R9: 0x00007fff5527b2d0, R10: 0x000000000000002c, R11: 0x0000000000000206
R12: 0xffffff807f4ed000, R13: 0x00000000000002aa, R14: 0xffffff8020ffcf00, R15: 0x00000000051ca000
RFL: 0x0000000000010282, RIP: 0xffffff7f962e6821, CS: 0x0000000000000008, SS: 0x0000000000000000
Fault CR2: 0x0000000106861000, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x0

Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
0xffffff808de936c0 : 0xffffff8014a1d5f6
0xffffff808de93730 : 0xffffff8014ab7b95
0xffffff808de93900 : 0xffffff8014ace4ad
0xffffff808de93920 : 0xffffff7f962e6821
0xffffff808de93a40 : 0xffffff7f96331571
0xffffff808de93a80 : 0xffffff7f962eb2fd
0xffffff808de93aa0 : 0xffffff7f962e4235
0xffffff808de93af0 : 0xffffff7f962e2dba
0xffffff808de93b10 : 0xffffff7f962e4e30
0xffffff808de93b40 : 0xffffff8014e63e8b
0xffffff808de93bc0 : 0xffffff8014e65eb3
0xffffff808de93c20 : 0xffffff8014e638ef
0xffffff808de93d70 : 0xffffff8014a981a1
0xffffff808de93e80 : 0xffffff8014a20abd
0xffffff808de93eb0 : 0xffffff8014a10448
0xffffff808de93f00 : 0xffffff8014a195fb
0xffffff808de93f70 : 0xffffff8014aa5ad6
0xffffff808de93fb0 : 0xffffff8014aced13
Kernel Extensions in backtrace:[F2643601-396F-313A-8D94-5A36091345D0]@0xffffff7f962c7000->0xffffff7f96592fff

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer