Spat 5.1.2 with Max 8.0.6 crash (MacOS 10.13.6)

after updating Max to the newest version 8.0.6, spat5 (v5.1.2) crashes with the following error…

Crashed Thread: 0 CrBrowserMain Dispatch queue:

Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000001, 0x0000000000000000

Termination Signal: Illegal instruction: 4
Termination Reason: Namespace SIGNAL, Code 0x4
Terminating Process: exc handler [0]

Application Specific Information:
/Users/rHb/Documents/Max 8/Packages/spat5/externals/spat5.file.infos.mxo/Contents/MacOS/spat5.file.infos

Thread 0 Crashed:: CrBrowserMain Dispatch queue:
0 org.ircam.spat5-file-infos 0x0000000125bcc51a __cxx_global_var_init.7 + 26
1 dyld 0x000000010f23fac6 ImageLoaderMachO::doModInitFunctions(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&) + 420
2 dyld 0x000000010f23fcf6 ImageLoaderMachO::doInitialization(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&) + 40
3 dyld 0x000000010f23b218 ImageLoader::recursiveInitialization(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&, unsigned int, char const*, ImageLoader::InitializerTimingList&, ImageLoader::UninitedUpwards&) + 330
4 dyld 0x000000010f23a34e ImageLoader::processInitializers(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&, unsigned int, ImageLoader::InitializerTimingList&, ImageLoader::UninitedUpwards&) + 134
5 dyld 0x000000010f23a3e2 ImageLoader::runInitializers(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&, ImageLoader::InitializerTimingList&) + 74
6 dyld 0x000000010f22e3e5 dyld::runInitializers(ImageLoader*) + 82
7 dyld 0x000000010f2370a8 dlopen + 527
8 libdyld.dylib 0x00007fff75667d86 dlopen + 86


Sorry about that.

Could you check if your computer supports AVX ?
See section 2.3 of Spat5-ReleaseNotes.pdf :
You can check the extensions supported by your hardware by typing the following command in a Terminal: “sysctl -a | grep hw.optional” (a value of “1” indicates that the extension is supported; “0” is not supported). Spat 5.x requires AVX 1.0 extension (hw.optional.avx1_0).

Does the crash occur with all spat objects ?


Hi T.,
after checking AVX, my MacBook Pro (mid 2010) is not supporting AVX1.0, too bad.
Thanks for your help, T.

All the Best

Sorry about that. AVX is required since v5.0.9.
Previous versions should run on our laptop.