I thought this might be worth sharing as my first story on Medium.

Recently I have experienced random Kernel Panics in Mac Sierra. My MacBook has been idle for 1–2 hours. As soon as I get back to work the screen remains black and unresponsive, although the MacBook is still running.

Background

After a crazy long investigation, including a clean install it turned out that a process called hasplmd prevents macOS from going to sleep and it causes random Kernel Panics. hasplmd is a rights management toolkit and it is related to X-Rite i1Profiler screen calibration hardware. hasplmd is used within AVID products as well. I wasn’t aware that i1Profiler also ships with a additional software Dongle from Aladdin. …

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