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Bug 455970 - Firefox repeatedly crashes with gecko bug (5 times 30 mins)
Summary: Firefox repeatedly crashes with gecko bug (5 times 30 mins)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 8
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gecko Maintainer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-19 14:07 UTC by Richard Jolly
Modified: 2018-04-11 12:20 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-12-20 21:29:05 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
x 5 gecko bugreports concatenated together (deleted)
2008-07-19 14:07 UTC, Richard Jolly
no flags Details
Debug backtrace from Firefox (deleted)
2008-07-26 10:09 UTC, Richard Jolly
no flags Details
Firefox on crash (deleted)
2008-07-27 09:43 UTC, Richard Jolly
no flags Details
Another crash! (deleted)
2008-08-01 21:50 UTC, Richard Jolly
no flags Details

Description Richard Jolly 2008-07-19 14:07:22 UTC
Description of problem:

Apologies if this is the wrong section

Firefox for no particular reason crashes and creates gecko-bugreport file. There
normally more than one tab open and I'm accessing a mixture of intranet and
internet sites; normally this happens to me randomly (with no obvious pattern)
at least once a day. Today it has occurred 5 x in half an hour and it is driving
me up the wall!!!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Difficult - appears to occur randomly

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open Firefox (my home page is an iGoogle page -that is probably the only
constant among the web pages I access)
2.After different time spans (up 10 mins) firefox crashes - with gecko-bugreport
file generated
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Please find attached concatenated gecko-bugreports

Comment 1 Richard Jolly 2008-07-19 14:07:22 UTC
Created attachment 312204 [details]
x 5 gecko bugreports concatenated together

Comment 2 Richard Jolly 2008-07-20 08:28:43 UTC
Update: It appears that my intranet page to my FreeNAS box often causes the
crash the most, when sending/saving changes through the webgui. Obviously most
of the FreeNAS web pages are php driven.

Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2008-07-21 22:57:28 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. Unfortunately, the bugreport you send is almost
useless (Mozilla still doesn't provide distribution-specific analysis tool).
Could you please try to collect debugging information in the old-fashioned way,

First of all, could we get output of the command

	rpm -qa *xulrun* *firefox* *mozilla* *flash* *plugin*

Please also install firefox-debuginfo (debuginfo-install is from
yum-utils package).

	debuginfo-install firefox

Then run firefox with a parameter -g. That will start firefox running inside of
gdb debugger. Then use command run and do whatever you did to make firefox
crash. When it happens, you should go back to the gdb and run

	(gdb) thread apply all backtrace

This produces usually many screens of the text. Copy all of them into a text
editor and attach the file to the bug as an uncompressed attachment.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.

Comment 4 Richard Jolly 2008-07-26 10:09:14 UTC
Created attachment 312701 [details]
Debug  backtrace from Firefox

occurred 26/07/2008

Comment 5 Richard Jolly 2008-07-26 10:10:13 UTC
Here you go:

Below is the output from rpm command:


Please note this was done on the 23/07/2008

Attached is the debug backtrace from the 26/07/2008 - never ran one before - but
I think this ran OK. Interestingly the bug message came up as I exited the program.

Comment 6 Richard Jolly 2008-07-27 09:43:48 UTC
Created attachment 312725 [details]
Firefox on crash

This was created from when Firefox did crash as opposed to the last attachment
(26/07/08) which created the bug report on exit.

Comment 7 Richard Jolly 2008-08-01 21:50:32 UTC
Created attachment 313232 [details]
Another crash!

x3 tabs open

Comment 8 Martin Stransky 2008-10-24 15:22:54 UTC
Can you please try official firefox binary from (

Comment 9 Martin Stransky 2008-10-24 15:23:51 UTC
I mean the latest firefox version - firefox 3.0.3

Comment 10 Matěj Cepl 2008-11-24 11:35:37 UTC
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 11:01:01 UTC
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 12 Richard Jolly 2008-12-20 21:29:05 UTC
No longer experienced problem no longer have FF2 - upgraded to FF3.

Please close.

Thank you

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