System freezes unexpectly

John Baldwin jhb at
Tue Aug 31 12:19:51 UTC 2010

On Monday, August 30, 2010 12:45:40 pm Garrett Cooper wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 9:24 AM, Davide Italiano
> <davide.italiano at> wrote:
> > removing ~/.mozilla works fine. I think that problem's related to
> > add-on Xmarks I've been installer or to "Restore session"
> > functionality
> It would have been interesting to capture what `froze' the machine, in
> particular because it could have been a valuable bug for either
> Mozilla to capture and fix, or for us to capture and fix. Unless your
> machine doesn't meet the hardware requirements, I don't see a reason
> why a userland application should lock up a system.
> There are other ways you can debug this further, using -safe-mode as a
> next step, then choose to not restore the last session (which is
> available from within the javascript settings file -- nsPrefs.js?).

If only firefox is frozen, then you can always ssh in from another machine and 
use top/ps, etc., or even gdb on the firefox process itself.

John Baldwin

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