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Looking for best approach to debug intermittent crashing


I’m experiencing intermittent crashes. They’re irregular and don’t have any obvious cause (no recent updates or plugins or anything really).

It’d be hard to systematically rule out plugins by deactivating them given how intermittent the crashes are. Their frequency is just past the threshold of being annoying and disrupting productivity.

Ideally, some sort of log or other debugging option would be helpful here. I’m on macOS, and all I can get out of the OS’s system logs are that sublime crashed (Service exited with abnormal code: 1).

Anyone have any tips or knowledge on how best to go about this?

Sublime: 4131
OS: macOS 10.14.5 (Mojave)



Huh … I’ll take that as a no.

So safe mode and uninstalling plugins is all we’ve got then.

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I believe that crash reports are automatically shipped off when things go sideways like that, so if there is such a file being created it’s already being given to the devs on your behalf.



Huh … didn’t know.

Still, some sort of debug mode where the console is written to file would be nice.



You can log the console output by running ST with --multiinstance --debug, but that’s highly unlikely to help. MacOS generally puts crash reports in /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports.

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