Colonel Panic

Short version: I was like, WTF? Kernel panic? You gotta be kiddin me!



Elaborate version: My first kernel panic on MacOS X in two years. Because it's such a rare event, I had to take a photo. A kernel panic is an operating system crash, the Mac OS X equivalent of the Windows BSOD.


It happened when I unplugged my K750i cellphone from USB (after unmounting). Shouldn't happen, and I thought Apple had fixed this in 10.4.


UPDATE: I think I know how this crash came to be. The K750i has a wide-ish system connector with lots of pins in a row. If the phone is connected to USB and you unplug it from the phone first (with the USB connector still plugged in) it's possible to pull the system connector off unevenly so that some pins are still connected to the phone and some are already off. I think this causes a hardware problem that makes the USB interface in the Mac throw up.

  • jezdez 8y

    You really should try K750iGrabber! It's a kernel extension which disables modem and device configuration functionality over USB (not used with Mac OS X because drivers are unavailable) to allow clean connects and disconnects.

    If this doen't help try FinderCleaner to escape .DS_STORE and Ressource forks hell.
  • Niels Heidenreich 8y

    Thx! Will try.
  • jezdez 8y

    Hehe, "USB interface in the Mac *throws* up"

    öhem, sorry.
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Taken on January 29, 2007
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