[FoRK] Skype == Malware?

Lorin Rivers lrivers at mosasaur.com
Mon Aug 26 14:11:03 PDT 2013


I've been running Skype pretty much all day, every day for the last several months without such problems, not that it's any help. 

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Lorin Rivers
512-203-3198

On Aug 26, 2013, at 11:13, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> Skype == Malware now.
> 
> My always reliable MacPro Desktop, now several years old, has been locking up after 1-3 days.  At first, I assumed that the fans or RAM were going bad.
> 
> Then I noticed a consistent system crash report analysis association with zalloc failures apparently caused by Skype.  Is this some kind of plot?
> 
> Interval Since Last Panic Report:  2874210 sec
> Panics Since Last Report:          4
> Anonymous UUID: AA86548F-2E22-48A6-9C4F-76D40064E3A5
> 
> Mon Aug 26 09:00:16 2013
> panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80002447d9): "zalloc: \"semaphores\" (20684682 elements) retry fail 3, kfree_nop_count: 16"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1699.32.7/osfmk/kern/zalloc.c:1766
> Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
> 0xffffff81d25f3c50 : 0xffffff8000220792
> 0xffffff81d25f3cd0 : 0xffffff80002447d9
> 0xffffff81d25f3db0 : 0xffffff800023557e
> 0xffffff81d25f3df0 : 0xffffff800025cd6e
> 0xffffff81d25f3e20 : 0xffffff8000223096
> 0xffffff81d25f3e50 : 0xffffff80002148a9
> 0xffffff81d25f3eb0 : 0xffffff800021bbd8
> 0xffffff81d25f3f10 : 0xffffff80002af140
> 0xffffff81d25f3fb0 : 0xffffff80002dab5e
> 
> BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Skype
> Boot args: serverperfmode=1
> 
> Mac OS version:
> 11G63
> 
> Kernel version:
> Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.2: Thu Aug 23 16:25:48 PDT 2012; root:xnu-1699.32.7~1/RELEASE_X86_64
> Kernel UUID: FF3BB088-60A4-349C-92EA-CA649C698CE5
> System model name: MacPro3,1 (Mac-F42C88C8)
> 
> System uptime in nanoseconds: 39536870674476
> vm objects:58475648
> vm object hash entri:7911120
> VM map entries:8499200
> pv_list:12201984
> kalloc.16:11198464
> kalloc.32:2011136
> kalloc.64:184782848
> kalloc.128:13258752
> kalloc.256:192999424
> kalloc.512:5181440
> kalloc.1024:2772992
> kalloc.2048:11649024
> kalloc.4096:6688768
> kalloc.8192:3072000
> vm pages:296086608
> mem_obj_control:3166208
> ipc ports:3929306384
> semaphores:1654774560
> threads:1888320
> uthreads:1073088
> vnodes:74400744
> namecache:31220160
> HFS node:98344896
> HFS fork:25272320
> buf.4096:1515520
> buf.8192:15769600
> buf headers:34467840
> ubc_info zone:14216400
> vnode pager structur:7898880
> Kernel Stacks:3031040
> PageTables:107802624
> Kalloc.Large:40551516
> 
> Backtrace suspected of leaking: (outstanding bytes: 714104)
> 0xffffff8000217739
> 0xffffff80002355e1
> 0xffffff800025cd6e
> 0xffffff8000223096
> 0xffffff80002148a9
> 0xffffff800021bbd8
> 0xffffff80002af140
> 
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