Crashing, Kernel Panics, and Power Manager
Is your Mac crashing or suffering kernel panics? Think Power Manager might be to blame?
We are occasionally asked if Power Manager can cause problems with a computer. Typically the concern is instability, crashing, or kernel panic related. Being a powerful tool, it is reasonable to question Power Manager’s potential role.
We are happy to reply:
Power Manager can not cause kernel panics or crash your Mac.
We can say this definitely because:
- Power Manager does not use kernel extensions;
- Power Manager does not replace or alter any part of macOS;
- Power Manager does not use unpublished or private Application Programming Interfaces (APIs);
- Power Manager only uses published methods for scheduling hardware power events;
- Power Manager and its processes run at the user level.
If part of Power Manager encounters problems, that part may crash. As a user level process only that part of Power Manager is affected. Just like any other application, macOS isolates the crash to the single problematic process.