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Re: (FWD) Server on OS/X

After posting this, I realized that I was havong these problems on Mac OS 10.3.8. After upgrading to 10.3.9, the crashing seems to have passed. This was obviously a Mac OS problem; a user-space program shouldn't be able to bring the kernel down. So hopefully, it's resolved.

Rod, Eddie: after going to 10.3.9 are the problems gone?


On Apr 16, 2005, at 10:22 AM, Philip Cheney wrote:

Hmmm. I've been trying to track down a regular kernel panic that occurs when I leave Tor running for several hours. My hardware passes the tests on the Apple diagnostic CD, and Tor doesn't use more than 5% cpu, so it's not a heat issue. I had dismissed Tor as the source of the problem out of hand because I couldn't imagine how it could cause a kernel panic.

I can't remember if it started when I went to 1.0.2rc or .3rc, but it wasn't a problem with 0.9.7. I'll start digging in to it this week. I'm pretty swamped at the moment, but I'll contribute what I can. Oh, this is OS 10.3.9.


On Apr 16, 2005, at 3:46 AM, Adam Langley wrote:

On 4/15/05, Rod Begbie <rodbegbie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Funnily enough, my Mac at home dies when I run Tor for a few hours.
It sits there fine 99% of the time, but when I start-up Tor again, I
get a kernel panic.  I've had almost *precisely* the same experience
as Eddie (right down to shutting down Tor for a week, then starting
it up again and seeing a crash).

Well several reports suggests that it's probably *not* hardware related. It could be a race condition deep in OS X which gets tickled after enough load (which Tor would provide).

So, other than making sure you have all the latest patches from Apple,
there's probably not a lot to be done I'm afraid. I guess we keep an
eye out for similar reports from other people and try to find the


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