www/firefox: Firefox 3.6 crashes, Firefox 3.5.7 not

O. Hartmann ohartman at mail.zedat.fu-berlin.de
Tue Feb 9 23:05:26 UTC 2010

On 02/09/10 13:54, Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 09:41:34 +0000
> "O. Hartmann"<ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de>  wrote:
> [snip maybe too much]
>> On 02/08/10 21:42, Eitan Adler wrote:
>>> you need to load the sem module (kldload sem).
>> SysV smaphore (or sem?) are built into my kernel by default. The
>> error/system message when crashing is
>> socket(): Protocol not supported
>> Illegal instruction (core dumped)
>> and a core is dumped.
> So, have you looked at the core dump with gdb to see where it appears
> to be crashing?

No, I regret, I haven't, but I will after my return to my desk at the lab.

> Could it be IPv6 related?  Do you have IPv6 in the kernel and enabled?
> I do.

No, on all machines, those running firefox 3.6 cleanly and those which 
are unwilling IPv6 is not enabled.

On the box in question, een thundebird 3.0.1 is crashing spontanously, 
while it isn't on those boxes which also run Firefox 3.6 cleanly. This 
puzzles me and I suspect either SMP (could it be threaded perl/python?) 
or a faulty library of X, which isn't built when performing 'portmaster 
-f firefox'.

> You could try adding these options to MOZ_OPTIONS in the Makefile
>    --enable-debug[=DBG]    Enable building with developer debug info
>    --enable-debug-modules  Enable/disable debug info for specific modules
>    --enable-debugger-info-modules
>                            Enable/disable debugger info for specific modules
> ---
> Gary Jennejohn


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