Questions tagged [kernel]

The core part of an operating system, responsible for managing resource allocation.

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Kernel panics; Apple hardware test error codes… Bad memory?

My MacMini, which I bought new around Thanksgiving 2010 from Amazon, has been having quite a few kernel panics. They aren't consistent in any way, but they have become more frequent and now many apps ...
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Why isn't my MacBook running 64 bit mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My mac has 64-bit EFI, but it only boots with 32-bit kernel Why isn't my MacBook running 64 bit mode? It's a mid-2010 model, "MacBook 7,1" , with a Core-2 Duo. why would it ...
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My mac has 64-bit EFI, but it only boots with 32-bit kernel

I followed the guide at http://macperformanceguide.com/SnowLeopard-64bit.html to boot into 64-bit mode. I had no problems with the instructions and on the boot screen it says "PAE enabled, 64bit mode ...
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Interesting Mac OS X error

Has anyone ever seen an error like the one pictured below on Mac OS X? What is it? The system is 10.6.6. I'm quite experienced in OS X but I've never seen such a thing. I was booting in verbose modem, ...
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File location of kernel extensions?

Is there an easy way to make the mapping from kernel extension to the file it came from? I can get the list of currently loaded kernel extension via kextstat. This gives me the bundle names, like com....
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How to know my kernel extensions are 64-bit ready?

Is there an easy way to tell whether all my kernel extensions will "survive" booting with a 64 bit kernel? I can of course try the "6-4 finger boot", but maybe there is a piece of hardware I use ...