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Headless Mac Pro getting stuck - need help with Crash Report

by cenocre / September 8, 2013 5:35 AM PDT

I have a headless Mac Pro being used as a server. It has recently begun to have problems such as slowing down for a few minutes with apps being slow or non-reponsive. It may serve pages, but the database or FTP may not respond. When logging with VNC (screen sharing) we may get a blank screeen or a screeen with lots of black squares and artifacts. If often clears up, but if fully black will usually require that I log on via SSH and reboot. It may be fine for a day and other days may slow down a few times.

The only apps are Abyss Web Server, Panorama database, CrushFTP (uses JAVA), and Backuplist+. Temperatures seem to be okay with the highest being the Nortbridge Heat Sink (167 degrees) and a memory module (163 degrees). The primary disks are a few months old and over 200 GB of free space. I have done maintenance with Applejack, Onyx, and Disk Warrior.

It finally crashed altogether and I am not experienced at interpreting the reports so here is the crash report in the hopes that someone can help determine the problem:

Interval Since Last Panic Report: 101039853 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: 8DD159F4-CE66-4B72-9F40-E4800A0F5E65

Sat Sep 7 18:15:27 2013
panic(cpu 1 caller 0x006376A4): NVRM[0]: Read Error 0x0008804c: BAR0 0xf1000000 0x6fd0b000 0x04b300a2 D0 P0/1
Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x5c356158 : 0x12b4c6 (0x45f91c 0x5c35618c 0x13355c 0x0)
0x5c3561a8 : 0x6376a4 (0x867e80 0x867e80 0x82c6d4 0x0)
0x5c356208 : 0x67a18c (0x6f91404 0x796f804 0x8804c 0x909def)
0x5c356248 : 0x8ebf91 (0x796f804 0x8804c 0x4c 0x713455c0)
0x5c3562a8 : 0x9006da (0x796f804 0x7532004 0x1 0xa)
0x5c356308 : 0x7390a3 (0x796f804 0x74a0004 0x0 0x0)
0x5c356348 : 0x67950b (0x74a0004 0x1388 0x0 0x0)
0x5c356398 : 0x90fa88 (0x796f804 0x5c356488 0x5c356488 0x8)
0x5c3564c8 : 0x910086 (0x796f804 0x7869604 0x0 0x0)
0x5c356528 : 0x683736 (0x796f804 0x7869604 0x7a2cb04 0x0)
0x5c3565a8 : 0x644c49 (0xc1d00041 0xbeef0003 0xbeef0202 0x6b0a100)
0x5c3565e8 : 0x635804 (0x5c356778 0x6 0x0 0x0)
0x5c356748 : 0x62736c (0x0 0x600d600d 0x7058 0x5c356778)
0x5c356808 : 0xe8f917 (0xc1d00041 0xbeef0003 0xbeef0202 0x6b0a100)
0x5c356848 : 0xe8f9ee (0x46873000 0x6b0a100 0xcac000 0x0)
0x5c356878 : 0xe4ff9f (0x46873000 0x6b0a100 0xcac000 0x0)
Backtrace continues...
Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):>0xed3fff

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: AppleVNCServer

Mac OS version:

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:55:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacPro1,1 (Mac-F4208DC8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 65137051142183
unloaded kexts: 1.7.1a2 - last unloaded 131738816746
loaded kexts:
com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring 9.0 - last loaded 71732761724 1.9d0 2.0.2 1.7.1a2 2.7.5 1.7.1a2 1.7.1a2 5.4.8 1.7.1a2 6.0.3 1.7.7 1.0.6 5.4.8 1.1.7 3.4.0a17 1.3.1 1.0.0d28 2.0.9 1.0 2.0.8 3.2.0 2.0.9 2.1.1 3.0.19 2.7.91 1.5.3 1.2.2 1.1.0 3.4.9 3.5.2 1.7.0 3.9.7 2.0.1 2.1.2b1 3.4.6 3.5.2 1.2.0 1.2.5 1.2.3 1.4 1.2.5 1.4 1.2.5 1.4 107.12 1.8.77 3 76.2.0 199 30.4 1.7.1a2 1.7.1a2 1.6.9fc5 1.1 5.4.8 1.7.3 1.7.3 3.4.0a17 2.3.1d1 2.1.1 2.1.1 1.5 1.5 1.5 2.1.1 1.5.0 3.4.9 2.0.1 1.6.1 3.5.2 1.2.0 1.1 1.5.5 1.5.6 1.2.5 2.6 1.2.0

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Nod to the Nvidia issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2013 5:54 AM PDT

I can't guess if this has that Nvidia 8x00 card but seems to think it is.

Here I'd go over the hardware again with canned air, and replace the heatsink compounds. I never rely on temperature monitoring when I see this issue. So I do the work then be sure the unit is not in some hot closet.

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It has NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT
by cenocre / September 8, 2013 7:32 AM PDT

It has a single NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT. I'm digging to see if I have any other compatible cards.

I'll take a look at the dust, but it is unlikely considering that this machine has never been out of cabinet in an air conditioned and filtered server center. The machine states the ambient temperature at present around the machine is 79 degrees, but the room overall is much cooler.

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Be sure to inspect for BAD CAPS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2013 7:37 AM PDT
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(NT) Thanks - That looks very likely n/t
by cenocre / September 8, 2013 7:47 AM PDT
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Process State in the Terminal
by cenocre / September 8, 2013 7:38 AM PDT

Also when logging in via VNC and the screen is showing the most problems I sometimes see this line when I type "ps x" in the terminal.

127 ?? U 0:12.09 /System/Library/CoreServices/ -psn_0_53261

Is that important?

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Tipping my hand.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2013 7:47 AM PDT

I've been inundated with the hardware side for far too long. When I read the above it has me thinking of BAD CAPS (now that we know what you have) as well as the usual work (cleaning, compound, etc.)

Your everyday IT folk might get out the canned air and reload from scratch but your better IT staffer will do the inspection for BAD CAPS and knows the criteria is PERFECTION (yes I used all caps.)

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Hope to put a new card in late tonight
by cenocre / September 8, 2013 8:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Tipping my hand.

Hoping I have one.

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If you find BAD CAPS on the video card.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2013 8:12 AM PDT

There is hope. Those caps run 2 bucks or maybe more or less and it's something that takes me 10 minutes on the bench to correct.

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