amd64/105155: Firfox hangs on a recently upgraded
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sun Nov 5 00:01:00 UTC 2006
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From: Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl>
To: "O. Hartmann" <ohartman at mail.zedat.fu-berlin.de>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org, freebsd-amd64 at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: amd64/105155: Firfox hangs on a recently upgraded 6.2-PRERELEASE.
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 00:51:41 +0100
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On Sat, Nov 04, 2006 at 11:04:27PM +0100, O. Hartmann wrote:
> Roland Smith wrote:
> >> Number: 105155
> >> Category: amd64
> >> Synopsis: Firfox hangs on a recently upgraded 6.2-PRERELEASE.
> >> Confidential: no
> >> Severity: serious
> >> Priority: medium
> >> Responsible: freebsd-amd64
> >> State: open
> >> Quarter: =20
> >> Keywords: =20
> >> Date-Required:
> >> Class: sw-bug
> >> Submitter-Id: current-users
> >> Arrival-Date: Sat Nov 04 21:00:31 GMT 2006
> >> Closed-Date:
> >> Last-Modified:
> >> Originator: Roland Smith
> >> Release: FreeBSD 6.2-PRERELEASE amd64
> >> Organization:
> >> Environment:
> >> =20
> > System: FreeBSD slackbox.xs4all.nl 6.2-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 6.2-PRERELEAS=
E #0: Sat Nov 4 12:09:58 CET 2006 rsmith at slackbox.xs4all.nl:/usr/obj/usr/sr=
> > =09
> > =20
> >> Description:
> >> =20
> > After upgrading to 6.2-PRERELEASE, firefox hangs when trying to set
> > some of the preferences, or when opening certain websites.
> > Upgrading all ports didn't help.
> > Starting firfox from a terminal gives the following error:
> > GConf Error: Failed to launch configuration server: Failed to execute c=
hild process "/usr/local/libexec/gconfd-2" (Invalid argument)
> > =20
> >> How-To-Repeat:
> >> =20
> > Update to 6.2-PRERELEASE on amd64, start firefox. Open the "preferences"
> > dialog, select the "Content" tab, and press the "Manage..." button. Fir=
> > will hang.
> I can do the recommended 'task for crash', but it takes a while, say,
> about 30 seconds, before Firefox is bak.
> But I also realized a more often hang when closing Firefox, the
> process is still there, eating up 100% CPU time.
I get instant hangs. Usually there is no CPU usage at all. If I try to
attach gdb to a firefox-bin process, it barfs.
One time I got a hang at startup with 100% CPU usage.
It was possible to to a ktrace on it. But the ktrace.out is 50 MB, so I
won't post it here. :-) I can mail it if anybody is interested.
One thing that struck me when going over the tracedump was this:
23905 firefox-bin CALL kse_thr_interrupt(0,0x6,0x7fffffffd120)
23905 firefox-bin RET kse_thr_interrupt -1 errno 22 Invalid argument
It happens on all the firefox-bin processes. It looks like is being
called with a NULL pointer as its first argument. This looks fishy to
me. If it is suspect, the trouble might be in the pthread library?
BTW, the prototype for kse_thr_interrupt in the kse(2) manpage doesn't
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