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Ryzen MKL fix

Adobe Crash Fix XLNC

Instructions

  1. Install needed adobe apps from adobe creative cloud.

  2. Open Terminal.

  3. Copy-paste the below command to your terminal and run it (enter password if asked).

for file in MMXCore FastCore TextModel libiomp5.dylib libtbb.dylib libtbbmalloc.dylib; do
    find /Applications/Adobe* -type f -name $file | while read -r FILE; do
        sudo -v
        echo "found $FILE"
        [[ ! -f ${FILE}.back ]] && sudo cp -f $FILE ${FILE}.back || sudo cp -f ${FILE}.back $FILE
        echo $FILE | grep libiomp5 >/dev/null
        if [[ $? == 0 ]]; then
            dir=$(dirname "$FILE")
            [[ ! -f ${HOME}/libiomp5.dylib ]] && cd $HOME && curl -sO https://excellmedia.dl.sourceforge.net/project/badgui2/libs/mac64/libiomp5.dylib
            echo -n "replacing " && sudo cp -vf ${HOME}/libiomp5.dylib $dir && echo
            rm -f ${HOME}/libiomp5.dylib
            continue
        fi
        echo $FILE | grep TextModel >/dev/null
        [[ $? == 0 ]] && echo "emptying $FILE" && sudo echo -n >$FILE && continue
        echo "patching $FILE \n"
        sudo perl -i -pe 's|\x90\x90\x90\x90\x56\xE8\x6A\x00|\x90\x90\x90\x90\x56\xE8\x3A\x00|sg' $FILE
        sudo perl -i -pe 's|\x90\x90\x90\x90\x56\xE8\x4A\x00|\x90\x90\x90\x90\x56\xE8\x1A\x00|sg' $FILE
    done
done
  1. Now copy-paste the below command to terminal and run it (enter password if asked).
[ ! -d $HOME/Library/LaunchAgents ] && mkdir $HOME/Library/LaunchAgents
AGENT=$HOME/Library/LaunchAgents/environment.plist
sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string | grep FX >/dev/null 2>&1
x=$(echo $(($? != 0 ? 5 : 4)))
cat >$AGENT <<EOF
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
 <key>Label</key>
 <string>mkl-debug</string>
 <key>ProgramArguments</key>
 <array>
 <string>sh</string>
 <string>-c</string>
    <string>launchctl setenv MKL_DEBUG_CPU_TYPE $x;</string>
 </array>
 <key>RunAtLoad</key>
 <true/>
</dict>
</plist>
EOF
launchctl load ${AGENT} >/dev/null 2>&1
launchctl start ${AGENT} >/dev/null 2>&1
  1. Reboot macOS.

  2. If Photoshop crashes while selecting font copy-paste the below command to your terminal and run it (enter password if asked).

sudo find / -name "Deep_Font" | xargs rm;
  1. If Photoshop crashes while opening image you have to downgrade it to version 22.0

Revert Instructions

  1. To revert run the following command in terminal.
for file in MMXCore FastCore TextModel libiomp5.dylib libtbb.dylib libtbbmalloc.dylib; do
    find /Applications/Adobe* -type f -name $file | while read -r FILE; do
        sudo -v
        [[ -f ${FILE}.back ]] && echo "found backup $FILE" && sudo mv -f ${FILE}.back $FILE
    done
done

AGENT=$HOME/Library/LaunchAgents/environment.plist
if [[ -f $AGENT ]]; then
    launchctl unload ${AGENT} >/dev/null 2>&1
    launchctl stop ${AGENT} >/dev/null 2>&1
    rm -rf $AGENT
fi
  1. Reboot macOS

Notes

  • Tested Adobe (2020) Photopshop, LightRoom Classic, Illustrator, Premier Pro, After Effects Bridge, Indesign, XD.
  • If you re-install any adobe app then you will need redo the STEP-3 again.
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