title: MacOS12BSDThreadRegisterIssue


If you reached this page because you saw an error message like the following printed by a Go program running on macOS 12 Monterey:

fatal error: runtime: bsdthread_register error

runtime stack:
runtime.throw(0x20594e0, 0x21)
	/usr/local/go/src/runtime/panic.go:619 +0x81 fp=0x7ff7bfeff878 sp=0x7ff7bfeff858 pc=0x1029751
	/usr/local/go/src/runtime/os_darwin.go:129 +0x83 fp=0x7ff7bfeff8a8 sp=0x7ff7bfeff878 pc=0x10272d3
	/usr/local/go/src/runtime/proc.go:496 +0xa4 fp=0x7ff7bfeff900 sp=0x7ff7bfeff8a8 pc=0x102c014
runtime.rt0_go(0x7ff7bfeff930, 0x3, 0x7ff7bfeff930, 0x1000000, 0x3, 0x7ff7bfeffab0, 0x7ff7bfeffabf, 0x7ff7bfeffac3, 0x0, 0x7ff7bfeffacc, ...)
	/usr/local/go/src/runtime/asm_amd64.s:252 +0x1f4 fp=0x7ff7bfeff908 sp=0x7ff7bfeff900 pc=0x1052c64

then you are running a program built with an old version of Go (Go 1.10 or before). You will need to update your program or rebuild it with a newer version of Go.


Programs built with Go 1.10 or before use a way of issuing system calls that is no longer supported by the kernel on macOS 12 Monterey. In Go 1.11 and later, system calls are issued via libSystem.dylib, which is supported by the OS.

What to do

If this is a program you downloaded or installed (for example, using Homebrew), you will need to download or install a newer version of it that is built with a newer version of Go.

If this is a program you built from source, you will need to rebuild it with a newer version of Go.

You might want to check your $PATH and manually clean up $GOPATH/bin and other old relevant Go binaries you've installed.

If you're trying to compile Go, go tool dist clean might help.