Macs agaga

So I love me some Macs. I'm a switcher from a long-time DOS/Windows user 4.333 years ago (see sad tale of Jabberwocky). However, as much as I promote Mac OS X and all that is glorious about it, it is still not without its faults.

Snark my dual 1.8G5 decides that he wants to shutdown right now, and there's no convincing him otherwise. Of course, he does tell me this in several languages, which is very considerate of him.

And when I finally force Snark come back to life, he greets me with useful bits of information


panic(cpu 0 caller 0x000A4754): attempt to interlock mutex (0x04AA9FD8) failed on mutex lock

Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
Backtrace:
0x00095718 0x00095C30 0x0002683C 0x000A4754
0x0025F918 0x0025EF28 0x002689F4 0x00268090
0x002AAF98 0x000ABF30 0x33000000
Proceeding back via exception chain:
Exception state (sv=0x3B0BEC80)
PC=0x90046060; MSR=0x0000F030; DAR=0xF058AEC4; DSISR=0x42000000;
LR=0x90045E20; R1=0xF058ABE0; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 8.7.0: Fri May 26 15:20:53 PDT 2006; root:xnu-792.6.76.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC

I'll get right on that.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.