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      Latest reply on Jan 31, 2017 5:14 AM by eskimo
      abjurato Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        My watch app uses background refresh tasks heavily, and work during task is asynchronous. Sometimes (once in 15-20 background task executions) it gets terminated by OS with 0xc51bad03 reason. Release notes of watchOS3.1 say:


        Background Refresh Violations of system resources will result in a crash report for your application. The exception code provides context about the nature of the violation:

        • 0xc51bad01 The app used too much CPU time.
        • 0xc51bad02 The app took too much wall time.
        • 0xc51bad03 The app may not have had sufficient runtime to complete the task.

        What does this "may not have had sufficient runtime" mean? What can be possible reason? This kill code have not been explained during WWDC sessions. Looks like this crash does not depend on exact place in my code that is executed at the moment.


        Crash report except does not make reason clearer:


        Exception Type:  EXC_CRASH (SIGKILL)

        Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000

        Exception Note:  EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

        Termination Reason: Namespace SPRINGBOARD, Code 0xc51bad03

        Triggered by Thread:  0


        Filtered syslog:

        None found


        Thread 0 name:  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

        Thread 0 Crashed:

        0   libsystem_kernel.dylib         0x264216d0 mach_msg_trap + 20

        1   libsystem_kernel.dylib         0x2642149c mach_msg + 40

        2   CoreFoundation                 0x267aed88 __CFRunLoopServiceMachPort + 154

        3   CoreFoundation                 0x267ad04c __CFRunLoopRun + 1068

        4   CoreFoundation                 0x26701f74 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 354

        5   Foundation                     0x2704307c -[NSRunLoop(NSRunLoop) runMode:beforeDate:] + 246

        6   Foundation                     0x2708ff5a -[NSRunLoop(NSRunLoop) run] + 80

        7   libxpc.dylib                   0x265330de _xpc_objc_main + 600

        8   libxpc.dylib                   0x265346fe xpc_main + 166

        9   Foundation                     0x27217fea service_connection_handler + 0

        10  PlugInKit                     0x303eb1be -[PKService run] + 774

        11  WatchKit                       0x342efe00 main + 134

        12  libdyld.dylib                 0x26344566 start + 2



        • Re: 0xc51bad03 crash on watchOS3.1
          eskimo Apple Staff Apple Staff (13,345 points)

          First up, some terminology (you probably understand this stuff already but I want to be sure)…

          • CPU time is time spent executing code on the actual CPU

          • wall time is the time as measured by the system clock (it’s called this because it matches, literally, a clock on the wall)

          That explains 0xc51bad01 and 0xc51bad02.  OTOH, it doesn’t help with 0xc51bad03.

          0xc51bad03 means that the app did not complete the task within the required amount of wall time.  However, this may not be the app’s fault because the system was busy and may not have been able to give the app sufficient CPU time.

          There may not be a lot your app can do about this.  Reducing the CPU time taken for the task might help (in that it may then fit under a lower bar) but there’s no guarantees.

          Looks like this crash does not depend on exact place in my code that is executed at the moment.

          Right.  The crash report you posted is kinda what I’d expect.  You’ve run out of wall time without getting CPU time, so it stands to reason that your main thread is blocked in the run loop.

          Do you get backtraces for other threads?  If so, they may indicate what your code was doing at the time.

          ps I’ve filed a bug requesting that this explanation be expanded (r. 30284237).

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