Mac OSX Lion 10.7 System Freezes: kernel: IOSurface: buffer allocation size is zero (console message)
Some people experience system freezes on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, but also on Snow Leopard: kernel: IOSurface: buffer allocation size is zero.
The Error is visible with Console.app ("All Messages" respectively "kernel.log")
To reproduce the issue:
1) click on "Clear Display" in Console.app
2) go to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ and the error will show up in the console.
The error must be Flash related. Sometimes, the whole System is unresponsive, freezing everything but the mouse. There is no official response from Adobe or from Apple, so we can only hope and wait. Please check your Console.app for this error and respond to any of the existing discussions.
[Update] the error message also seems to have surfaced in 10.6.4 already, as visible in the Apple Discussion Forums
[Update] installing the Adobe Flash Player 11.0 from Adobe Labs seems to at least minimize the freezes, but still the console messages appear.
[Update] i posted a poll on insanelymac to see which browsers and systems are affected. please also post your results there!
[Update] the new Beta 2 11.0.d1.98 of the flash player is out (thanks JP Hansen)
[Update] The Flash Player 11 is officially released. It seems though, that not all issues are resolved with Mac OSX Lion compatibility.
[Update 23.12.2011] more than 6 months after the issue was reported, (and we have Apple Mac OS X 10.7.2 and 10.7.3 in beta) there is still no update on this issue from Adobe. Please write your concerns to the Adobe Forums in the existing thread to have them fix the issues! Especially for SSD owners this is unacceptable!
[Update] I posted to the Adobe Bugbase with a bug description. Hope they will respond now. Please, support our effort by filing another report at the Adobe Bugbase!
[Update 2012-2-22] still, the ticket in Adobe Bugbase is open, although there were several patches and bugfixes to Adobe Flash Player 11.1 (18.104.22.168 as of today).
[Update] Adobe recently closed the bug report. This is very bad news, since lots of people are experiencing this issue. I cannot believe how bad the Adobe support and bugfixing guidlines are.
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