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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

Securityd

Securityd

mds

securityd

Crashes 2 days ago:

maild

maild

3x maild

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.

Buck

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No answer yet...

Today My 2012 MacBook Pro restarted while I was away from my desk.

This time I had a red stop sign stating my iTunes apple account failed to sign in and I had to renter.    I did that and I am running.

Here is what the console says today

Windowserver

News EXT.  - INSTALLED YESTERDAY AND DELETED IT TODAY

locationnd

mds

securityd

sharedfileistd

Besides the News EXT for safari what else could I do to correct the other system crashes in this list>

@buckaroo
Do you have any kernel panic reports?
Finder -> Go -> Go to Folder -> /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports
look for files that end in .panic

I do have one from today. Right around the time of the reboot which came after the above.
The following diagnostic followed the kernel panic, photoanalysisd which I will have to investigate.

@buckaroo
If you want to post the .panic file contents (it is not long) I will try to look at it.
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Reading kernel panics is a bit like reading Tea Leaves, but sometimes it gives a solid clue.

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Here is the PASTE BIN link

https://pastebin.com/FWccAV7j via @pastebin

@buckaroo
I've seen this a few times on Catalina systems
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"panic(cpu 6 caller 0xffffff7fa18f0a8d): watchdog timeout: no checkins from watchdogd in 95 seconds (916 total checkins since monitoring last enabled)
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And at the moment I cannot point a finger at anything. In many cases, there were no 3rd party kernel extensions or 3rd party RAM.
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I think it is a hard to track down Catalina bug (because if it was easy, it would be fixed).
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I'm sorry I cannot be more helpful.

YOU HAVE been very helpful and I appreciate it. It gives me something to start with in researching and it adds to your own observations which may help solve someone else down the road. Thank you!

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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.

Clean Install.

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.

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