Mac mini (late 2012), 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core I7, 16 GB RAM, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7
Networking Gear & Setup Details
Asus RT-AC88U Router
Mini is connected via ethernet.
Connected Audio Devices
microRendu (ethernet) - feeds Lyngdorf TDAI-2170
Raspberry Pi (ethernet) - Feeds Cary Cinema 12 Processor
Chromecast Audio (4 total wireless) - Feeds Peachtree M40, Peachtree Deep Blue, Cary Cinema 12, and Lyngdorf TDAI-2170
Wiim Mini (wireless) - feeds Lyngdorf TDAI-2170
Number of Tracks in Library
Majority of library via Tidal. I have an assortment of ALAC, FLAC, and even a handful of DSD tracks stored on Drobo connected to the Mac Mini via thunderbolt.
Description of Issue
Roon 2.0 runs very slow and ultimately crashes. It appears there may be a memory leak as the Mac mini reports low resources as Root runs over time. Eventually it crashes and I get a massive crash report that I can share later.
Apologies for the delay. I couldn’t find the thread again for some reason but now that I’m back I see it. I will upload the next crashlog as soon as it occurs (I’ve been doing restarts on daily basis).
The logs have been uploaded under Eric_Taylor.zip.
Another issue … when Roon is working it seems to have some issues staying connected to some of the endpoints (they just vanish … then reappear). My network hasn’t changed and I never had these issues prior to Version 2.x
Also, when using some of these endpoints I get dropouts. I’ve done network testing and I don’t believe it’s a network issue. I think it’s the mac mini core “stalling” from what I’ve seen.
Do you have any other problems with Catalina? I ask, because until I did clean install of Catalina on my late 2012 mac mini, I had many problems with it. Basically, after a certain time it would just stop and the only way out was a hard reboot.
I have a 10k track library running under Roon core, and I have no problems.
It’s not a clean install … it was just the upgrade. This was actually a computer I used as a HTPC for some time until I upgraded. Now all it does is serve Roon but a lot of the other “junk” is still on there. I’m guessing a clean install might be a next step if support can’t figure out the issue.
Catalina changed the navigation. I sent what appears when clicking on “Audio Midi Setup” in the Utilities folder. Here’s a full screen shot where you can see the open application is “Audio Midi Setup”.
The reason I ask - we’re investigating whether there might be some issues between Roon and virtual audio devices. Seeing that you have Sunflower which falls into this category, would you be able to temporarily remove it from your Audio Devices, and see if your crashing occurs? I would give your Mac Mini a reboot after removing the devices, and before starting up Roon.
Benjamin … funny you mention that since I was actually looking at trying to do that earlier today but couldn’t figure out how since it doesn’t show up in my applications folder. I’ll look into that further and if that doesn’t work I will likely just reformat the computer and reinstall the OS (unless you really want to figure out what the root problem is … I’d love to know but I’m getting anxious to have a trouble free server.
The current developer of Soundflower has posted instructions for removing the Soundflower software at GitHub. Here is a link to the instructions: https://github.com/mattingalls/Soundflower. Have you tried creating a new temporary local admin account on the Mac mini to remove these files?