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Starting Volt makes macOS unusable (due to VPN?) #154
I was super excited to discover Volt (and even more so V), but I immediately ran into a show-stopper: upon first opening Volt it created an infinite loop of crashing and respawning itself, the net effect being much like a denial of service attack. I couldn't delete Volt from my /Applications directory because—besides taking several minutes to try this—the Finder complained that Volt was in use and couldn't be deleted. I spent several minutes trying to type
I began trying to kill everything I could to reserve resources while I tried to think of a solution. Anything running in the menubar could potentially be killed with 2 clicks, and voila! Killing my VPN client suprisingly stopped Volt from the cycle of death and reincarnation. So it seems that the crash was somehow related to a network call failing because of the VPN. (Although it was set to use a split tunnel, so as far as I understand such things that shouldn't have blocked anything.)
Whatever was causing the crashing, it seems that the infinite respawning strategy (through launchd?) is unsafe for any app with a UI because exactly this situation can occur. Perhaps there can be a limit of 5 respawns?
I can only speculate what was happening, but I hope that I've given enough info for it to be obvious (or at least clearer) to you. I managed to get a screencast of it, in case that clarifies anything. And if I can provide any other info that might help, please let me know.
I look forward to using Volt (and learning V!).