Involuntary reboot log 13.1

Sigh, not off to a great start with this machine. Hard reset because I go stuck at the lock screen and couldn’t log back into the account I had just stepped out of (the root account, because — again, sigh — I had to enable that because you can’t change the icon on your ~/Documents folder as a mere administrator 🤦) nor could I switch back to my normal account (which still had a running session in the background). Note that the only reason I’d tried to go back to the lock screen from the root session was because the Finder was beachballing and the Control Center was too (so I couldn’t access Fast User Switching from there). I have no idea how to switch to another account from the lock screen on Sonoma — it seems only to magically let me see the "other" user prompt intermittently, according to some magical criteria that I don’t understand.

Statistics so far for this machine

  • Failure type: kernel panic
  • OS version: Sonoma 14.1.1
  • Uptime at moment of failure: less than 1 day
  • Kernel panics: 0
  • Hard resets: 1
  • Total failures: 1
  • Start of recording keeping: 22 November 2023
  • Total days to date: 1
  • Average time between failures: 1.0 days

Summary of events for this machine

  1. 2023-11-22: got locked out of machine and had to hard-reset.

Historical data (all machines)

For comparison, previous generations of machines (from most oldest to most recent) that I’ve used have had averages of:

Active? Average uptime Total lifetime Log Model Description
~13.83 days ~540 days #1 — #39 PowerMac G5 personal machine
22.73 days 1,364 days #40 — #60 iMac (17", Early 2006) personal machine
20.06 days 321 days 2.x iMac (27", Late 2009) personal machine
19.11 days 707 days 3.x MacBook Air (13", Late 2010) work machine (Causes)
41.86 days 293 days 4.x MacBook Air (13", Mid-2012) work machine (Causes)
2.0 days 2 days 5.x MacBook (unsure of model) work machine (Causes), loaner laptop
27.176 days 462 days 6.x MacBook Air (13", Mid-2013) work machine (Facebook)
35.0 days 140 days 7.x as above, but with a replacement shell work machine (Facebook)
40.8 days 245 days 8.x MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) work machine (Facebook)
87.0 days 522 days 9.x MacBook Pro (Haswell, Mid-2015, dual graphics) work machine (Facebook)
94.4 days 1,667+ days 10.x MacBook Pro (Haswell, Mid-2015, dual graphics) personal machine
n/a 844 days 11.x MacBook Pro 15-Inch "Core i7" 2.6 Touch/2018 work machine (Liferay)
170.6 days 853+ days 12.x MacBook Pro 13-Inch "M1" 8-Core 3.2 (2020) work machine (GitHub)
1.0 days 1+ days 13.x MacBook Pro "M3 Max" 16 CPU/40 GPU 16" (2023) personal machine