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High CPU usage, Mac hangs and stops to respond after update to 10.9.2

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac

Symptoms

After starting the virtual machine, Mac becomes slow and then completely freezes.

I have Mac OS X 10.9.2 installed.

Logs

In the logs there is an endless loop of 'VDCAssistant' notes:

      Mar 16 09:57:27 MacBookPro-00224129D42B.local ReportCrash[1307]: Removing excessive log: file:///Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/VDCAssistant_2014-03-16-095710_MacBookPro-00224129D42B.crash
      Mar 16 09:57:27 MacBookPro-00224129D42B com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.cmio.VDCAssistant[1495]): Job appears to have crashed: Abort trap: 6
      Mar 16 09:57:27 MacBookPro-00224129D42B.local VDCAssistant[1506]: AVF error: AVDLoadAllAccelerators machine not supported
      Mar 16 09:57:27 MacBookPro-00224129D42B.local VDCAssistant[1506]: AVF warning: failed to get a service for display id: 4128828
      Mar 16 09:57:27 MacBookPro-00224129D42B.local VDCAssistant[1506]: CGSDisplayID: App trying to enumerate [0 to CGSGetNumberOfDisplays()] instead of using CGSGetDisplayList().  Compensating...
      Mar 16 09:57:27 MacBookPro-00224129D42B.local VDCAssistant[1506]: Client is attempting to access a display by index (1) instead of display ID.
      Mar 16 09:57:27 MacBookPro-00224129D42B.local ReportCrash[1307]: Saved crash report for VDCAssistant[1495] version 4561 to /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/VDCAssistant_2014-03-16-095727-1_MacBookPro-00224129D42B.crash

Cause

This is a 10.9.2 update issue. Discussion is here https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5939338

After starting, Parallels Desktop attempts to emulate the camera in the virtual machine and the issue in the thread above happens.

Resolution

On the virtual machine side please do the following:

If you would like to use Camera on the Mac and in the virtual machine, please note the problem can be related to AirParrot and Air Display apps. Please remove them.

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Mac OS X 10.9.2

High CPU usage

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