concerning flash under freebsd

Alexander Best alexbestms at
Tue Jun 15 20:55:55 UTC 2010

hi there,

why is flash still causing such problems under freebsd? i've been
having the same issues for years nows:

- browser tabs freeze completely
- `ps` reports a lot of nspluginwrapper/npviewer.bin processes
- nspluginwrapper/npviewer.bin coredumps

i read that the cause for this is a buggy implementation of the linux
futex emulation. when will this get fixed?

almost everyone who uses flash under freebsd has something like this
in his ~/.profile:

alias killflash='pkill -9 npviewer.bin ; rm -f ~/npviewer.bin.core';


Alexander Best

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