Unapproved Caller/Security Agent, Unrecoverable Error **answers?**
2012 MacBook Pro 17 inch, 1tb SSD, 16ram, OS Catalina 10.15.13
After installing the SSD last fall and upgrading at that time to Catalina I have had this odd issue after the machine had been up for more than 1 week.
I reinstalled a clean version of Catalina 2 weeks ago and had left the machine running and sleeping for 2+ weeks only to find today it was stuck in a trio of non stop errors.
Unapproved Caller, Security Agent may only be invoked by Apple Software
Unrecoverable error, Security Agent
From the Console crash log:
MDS - Today
Crashes from Yesterday:
sharedfileistd - Yesterday
mds - Yesterday
mds - Yesterday
apsd - Yesterday
Crashes 2 days ago:
I do have a lot of JewtsamEvents on the 26th, I have 16gigs shouldn't that be enough memory? I am not going anything other then surfing the web.
window server wakeups
What I have done in the past is to run Onyx, boot into safe mode to run the diagnostic tools, run disk utility, clean up trash and caches.
What I haven noticed is Safari eats a lot of memory and is slow.
Brave browser spins the old fans up when I am a active java page/alot of online moveable graphics, games.
Mail has been working and seems to be working much better under Catalina but I think this may be part of the problem. I have multiple email accounts from Yahoo, Gmail, and Apple. EachEmail represents different things, 1 is for business, 1 for work, 1 for spam, etc.
I know the easiest thing would be to reboot every 2 days and if that is the answer, so be it. But I would like to know why under Catalina I am having these kinds of errors. Reminds me a bit of the System 9 days when the computer would just freeze and lock.
Any input would help, thank you.
Welp, after a couple of weeks of trying to salvage my newly minted Catalina with the new SSD I discovered the problem or what I think was the problem.
After repairing, running in safe mode, and all the other helpers we have used here at Maczgeekgab I found a 4 kernel ext's that I did not recognize as essential to my current Catalina OS. I pulled them out and ran through all the above again. Etrecheck ran again and showed MAJOR issues with the system and indicated 32bit incompatibilities.
Well what the heck.
I continued now to work through Etrecheck fixing every error that came up but could not get a full clear and go.
Dealing with the speeding fans, the out of control memory runs, heat, and now this I made the decision I should have done originally.
So far, working like a charm, no crashes. I ran Etrecheck for 3 consecutive days an the system is solid. The one other change that happened during the clean install is the current OS was installed. I honestly don't know if it was the new update, the clean install to get rid of any flakey plist's or kernel exts, or the minute little changes I made under the recommendations of Etrecheck, but it works and currently I am happy with performance.