I have a laptop running snow leopard, and lately I’ve been seeing a lot of kernel panics. After some digging, I found Chrome to be the issue, as it wasn’t closing processes and ended up having too many open at once.

If you ever have a kernel panic, the logs can be really helpful. Finding them is a bit unconventional, due to Mac OS’s make everything non-standard approach.

They are in:

ls /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/

And labeled with the date they happened. Hope this helps someone!