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Bug 453336

Summary: Frequent crashes on javascript heavy pages
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: daryl herzmann <akrherz>
Component: firefoxAssignee: Gecko Maintainer <gecko-bugs-nobody>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: desktop-bugs <desktop-bugs>
Severity: low Docs Contact:
Priority: low    
Version: 5.2   
Target Milestone: rc   
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: firefox-3.0.1-1.el5 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-07-21 14:57:03 UTC Type: ---
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Description Flags
firefox bt while on youtube mail
firefox bt with java plugin
bt with DES_cfb64_encrypt ()
bt with SIGPIPE
requested info rpm -Va and package-cleanup
bt in flash, NP_Shutdown () none

Description daryl herzmann 2008-06-29 21:26:30 UTC
I am probably doing something wrong on my end or perhaps shouldn't be using
Firebug, but I continue to see many crashes of firefox.  This often happens on
Javascript heavy pages like Gmail, YouTube, etc...  I'll keep attaching
backtraces I get from running 


on fully updated 5.2 x86 (non fastrac)

thanks!  I'll try to find a reproducer page that doesn't require login auth...

Comment 1 daryl herzmann 2008-06-29 21:26:30 UTC
Created attachment 310542 [details]
firefox bt while on youtube mail

Comment 2 daryl herzmann 2008-06-29 21:56:18 UTC
Created attachment 310544 [details]
firefox bt with java plugin

Steps to reproduce this, I think...

1) Load applet from website.  Use it
2) Have website go away at some point
3) Attempt to load applet again.  crash

Comment 3 daryl herzmann 2008-06-29 22:23:32 UTC
Created attachment 310545 [details]
bt with DES_cfb64_encrypt ()

Just visiting mainpage provoked this

Comment 4 daryl herzmann 2008-06-30 13:45:38 UTC
Created attachment 310585 [details]
bt with SIGPIPE

lockup from an internet ticketing system

Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-30 16:30:19 UTC
I cannot reproduce this with the latest RHEL 5.2 firefox and the latest Firebug
(had to use Nightly Tester Tools to make firebug work).

Could you try to run

package-cleanup --problems
rpm -Va

to find out whether there is something strange with your installation, please?

Comment 6 daryl herzmann 2008-06-30 16:53:57 UTC
Created attachment 310601 [details]
requested info rpm -Va and package-cleanup

Thanks for looking into this and sorry that I can't find a clean reproducer
yet.  Will update to the nightly build of Firebug.

Comment 7 daryl herzmann 2008-06-30 17:00:02 UTC
Created attachment 310602 [details]
bt in flash,  NP_Shutdown ()

Augh,  For whatever reason, this page will crash me 100% of the time today...

Comment 8 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-30 20:05:04 UTC
Whatever I do, I cannot reproduce it. Make sure you have nspluginwrapper and
libflashsupport installed, and let's try to get some more information:

what's the output of 

mozilla-plugin-config -f -c
mozilla-plugin-config -l


rpm -qa \*firefox\* \*plugin\* \*flash\* 


Comment 9 daryl herzmann 2008-06-30 20:16:14 UTC
Thank you very much for helping look into this...

I don't have mozilla-plugin-config installed and don't seem to find which
package provides it for RHEL...

# rpm -qa \*firefox\* \*plugin\* \*flash\* 

Comment 10 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-30 20:30:40 UTC
yum install nspluginwrapper libflashsupport

But there should be new firefox coming down the pipe soon, so let's wait on it.

Let us know how it goes with the upgraded firefox then.

Comment 11 daryl herzmann 2008-06-30 20:42:03 UTC
Thanks!  Just to be clear, you want me to get libflashsupport from Fedora as I
don't see it anywhere on RHN / RHEL...

Comment 12 Matěj Cepl 2008-07-01 11:17:24 UTC
(In reply to comment #11)
> Thanks!  Just to be clear, you want me to get libflashsupport from Fedora as I
> don't see it anywhere on RHN / RHEL...

Shut, sorry, no, don't bother with libflashsupport and stay just with RHEL.

Comment 13 daryl herzmann 2008-07-21 13:40:28 UTC

To follow up on this, I am having much better luck with firefox-3.0.1-1.el5 , so
if you want to close this as CURRENT_RELEASE, that'd be fine by me.