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LaunchCFMApp crash while running Retrospect 5

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I have been having problems with a crash in LaunchCFMApp. Initially I saw the problem three times in a row when trying to backup a particular volume on my home Mac. I would see LaunchCFMApp crash and the backup would stop. Disk Utility said the disk was fine. On my fourth try the backup ran ok. I also just had a similar crash log on my work Mac while trying to quit Retrospect after a day long stall.

 

 

 

Anyone else seeing a LaunchCFMApp crash?

 

 

 

Seen three times on dual 450 MHz G4 running Mac OS X 10.1.3, backing up local volumes to firewire VXA (the early model with the SCSI-firewire adaptor). Seen once on 466 MHz G4 running Mac OS X 10.1.3, backing up to SCSI VXA.

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LaunchCFMapps is Mac OS X's way to launch Carbon CFM (code fragment manager) applications and I believe that many Carbon apps are launched this way so I don't think it means much on its own.

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hfalls is correct; LaunchCFMApp is used by many applications, including Retrospect.

 

 

 

Have you noted what other applications are running when this happens? Perhaps Retrospect has an issue when it attempts to scan/copy files being used by some other open application?

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I did not have any other (visible) applications running, however it was my Mac OS 9 volume and maybe I inadvertently had Classic running. I'll experiment further. Thanks for the comments.

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I narrowed down my crash to backing up one particular volume. Following a tip on another thread, I looked for long folder names. I had one folder with a 36 character name. Shortening the folder name to under 32 characters seems to have fixed a repeatable crash.

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