I'm dealing with a rare situation where all audio in macOS drops out for a few
seconds. It may have started around 10.11.
Sometimes my audio app receives a chain (10+) of kAudioDeviceProcessorOverload
notifications during the drop out, other times there is no indication of an
issue (except the audio glitching/dropping out on the speakers). The situation
is rare: I receive a few monthly reports of it. However, as my app is used
during live dance events, it's catastrophic when it happens.
I'm fairly certain the issue is issue isn't in my app (due to other
applications being affected). Just to be sure, I audited all library functions
called during my audio render callback:
OSAtomicIncrement32() // Used when a kAudioDeviceProcessorOverload since we
can't call dispatch_async()
The only thing I can think of is that AudioUnitRender() is trying to take out a
Assuming the issue isn't in my app, is there a way to enable logging at the
coreaudiod or kernel level? I'd like to file a bug report about this, but I
have no data. When it happened on my test machine, there was nothing relevant
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