3rd February 2007

The Random OS X crashes …

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I hate it when there starts a hidden process in the background, your hdd’s start spinning and rumbling and you don’t know whats happening. That doesn’t only happen in Linux (amarok http cache cleaner) or in Windows. This time it is Mac OS X and the funny thing is that one hidden process always crashed my system once or twice a day.

At first i thought i had to live with that problem. I looked into my /var/log/system.log and found this line:

cp: error processing extended attributes: Operation not permitted

Regarding this problem i found this neat guide for some completely different problem (last paragraph). In /usr/sbin/periodic you can find all the periodic hidden action that Mac OS X runs to maintain your system. Find the line with

cp /dev/null $tmp_output

and replace it with

> $tmp_output

Thats it, save and reboot. Funny thing is that Qumana crashed like 3 times while writing this post. I guess their spell check is still buggy.

Ok, the most wierd crash is on sudo periodic weekly .

I figured out that the command /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb crashes my system. The first fix was to disable it in the weekly.500 . I hope somebody can tell me why the database building for the locate command crashes on my system … My first guess is that i have too much hdd space to index and some cache is too small to hold the index while building.

So far i found these interesting articles:

Prevent locate’s update from updating certain folders

Make the locate command ignore certain directories

The last link worked. I made the locate-database-update ignore my /Volumes and now everything runs smooth.

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  1. 1 On May 15th, 2007, Tim said: [Quote]

    Interesting post. I googled for Qumana crashes and landed on your page. Still am trying to figure out why Qumana crashes my OSX, needing for it to restart everytime I press save or upload a blog entry without having assigned a category. This is kind of silly imho!
    Did you figure a workaround for that? Do you think it is a Hackintosh problem or?

  2. 2 On May 18th, 2007, Administrator said: [Quote]

    Tim on May 15, 2007 at 11:01 am said:

    Interesting post. I googled for Qumana crashes and landed on your page. Still am trying to figure out why Qumana crashes my OSX, needing for it to restart everytime I press save or upload a blog entry without having assigned a category. This is kind of silly imho!
    Did you figure a workaround for that? Do you think it is a Hackintosh problem or?

    the first reason for crashing is if you didn’t assign a category. it works for me now when i disable the spell check. although i save my posts in between. haven’t had a crash in a while now. oh my, said this, and it just crashed … i simply resized the window to fullscreen …
    i switched to ecto now … im sick of qumana.

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