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Question: is your Mac OSX Console.app showing kernel: IOSurface: buffer allocation size is zero

  

73 members have voted

  1. 1. Yes, I am affected with the described Console.app Messages

    • OSX 10.7 Lion
      71
    • OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
      1
    • OsX 10.5 Leopard
      0
    • NOT AFFECTED!
      1
  2. 2. Which Flash Version do you have?

    • 11.0 beta from Adobe Labs
      48
    • 10.3
      21
    • 10.2
      3
    • 10.1
      1
    • 0
  3. 3. Which Browser did you get the Message in?

    • Safari
      52
    • Google Chrome
      16
    • Google Chrome Canary
      0
    • Firefox
      5
    • Other
      0


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Lots of people are reporting, they are experiencing a lagging OSX after upgrading to Mac OSX 10.7 Lion.

For me, yet this was a shaky ride on a MBP 2011, having issues that severely affected the usability of my system.

 

Mac OSX Lion 10.7 System Freezes: kernel: IOSurface: buffer allocation size is zero (console message)

see the blog entry on that topic

http://www.nanofunk.net/mac-osx-lion-10-7-...onsole-message/

 

while updating to adobe labs flash 11.0 player solves some freezing issues, still console.app is displaying errors every minute: IOSurface: buffer allocation size is zero

 

please take a minute to reproduce the issue and let's see if we can get a more detailed information on what is really going on:

 

  1. Open Console.app
  2. select "kernel.log" in the dropdown list on the left side
  3. press "Clear Display" on the Menu Bar
  4. navigate to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ with a browser of your choice and see if a console message shows up when doing so.

 

please post the results to the poll attached to this entry.

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me here:

 

Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:10.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0

File: Flash Player.plugin

Version: 11.1.102.55

Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102

 

system is randomly unresponsive at all for one minute... im going to remove flashplayer

 

peace

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I get a kernel panic if I leave it running and Console.app gets flooded with the IOSurface error message.

 

It works fine though if I disable hardware acceleration in Flash.

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Poll is outdated: running flash Version: 11.2.202.235 in Chrome Version 19.0.1084.46

 

Based on this thread on Apple Support Communities I think this may be either a problem with some Apple OS Core framework Flash uses or a hardware issue: https://discussions....art=90&tstart=0

 

How many people in this thread have ATI 5xxx Cards?

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