Donnie Darko the film features a recurring scene consisting of fast-cut composition of various overlaying elements atop a large pupil. One of these elements appears to be a stack trace/core dump for some kernel.
Upon taking a closer look (by pausing the movie) I discovered the following frame:
The image doesn't show very clearly but the most important text is copied below:
Kernel version: Latwin Kernel Version 6.1: Fri Sep 6 23:09:31 PDT 2002; root:xnu/xnu-344.2.obj-1/RELEASE_PPC
Aside from the obscure "Latwin" kernel which I can't find any info on (looks like an Apple based system though), the date Fri Sep 6 23:09:31 PDT 2002 is of higher relevance here.
To my knowledge the movie was produced in 2001 and the frame itself was taken from a director's cut
(which should be even older than the final cut?). Edit: Turns out the director's cut was released in 2004. But it does seem strange to have added scenes post-final cut that were produced between the actual release (2001) and the director's cut (2004). Does the kernel dump appear in the original theatrical release?
Is the year 2002 here meant to be some reference to the future? Though, in contrast to the 1988 setting, it does seem quite irrelevant. Or am I over-thinking it and the computer that produced that kernel dump just had a date/time setting off by 1 year?
P.S: Information on the particular "Latwin" kernel would be nice too.