El Capitan 10.11.5 upgrade

… or as I like to call it, El Kabong because it’s so comical. Whenever Apple releases an upgrade, I don’t expect much. They seem to fix almost nothing, but new bugs seem to creep in.

So, what’s the score this time just minutes after rebooting?

As for any upgrade, OS X automatically logs me in to the last account from which I started the upgrade, which is a huge security violation. There is no circumstance I can think of where auto-logging in is the best choice. You basically can’t walk away from an upgrade if you’re in a place where you can’t trust the people around you.

Three volumes failed to mount. Replugging them doesn’t help. I’m always forced to reboot again. And so I did.

Every single time I reboot, OS X doesn’t like something about one of my drives. It won’t say which one, but it always complains about an unreadable drive. I click Ignore, and it mounts anyway. So the dialog is always wrong.

There is one high-impact bug in particular that I’ve been complaining about and that’s the runaway process bug that occurs frequently, hammers my disk by writing and renaming a file hundreds, if not thousands, of times a second, and can run forever until I reboot once, twice, or just give up. I sure as hell hope this update fixes that but I would bet it won’t.

Author: Tom

Destroyer of software. If I haven't tested it, it hasn't been tested.

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