swamped with >100 npviewer.bin processes

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at bris.ac.uk
Thu Jul 10 14:48:06 UTC 2014

>From corbe at corbe.net Thu Jul 10 15:39:50 2014
>Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at bris.ac.uk> writes:
>> Not sure which list to address this.
>> I use nspluginwrapper-1.4.4_3 with firefox,
>> as per Handbook. Just noticed that I have 174!
>> npviewer.bin processes after firefox is closed.
>> Is this expected?
>> The processes consume a large chunk of memory,
>> and refuse to disapper. I can kill them one by
>> one, but...
>What do you mean by they refuse to die? 

That they keep running, long after their parent
process, the firefox, has terminated.

>I've had massive issues in the past with npviewer.  It's directly
>related to the linux flash plugin.  
>I keep lots of tabs open so I usually end up with a massive amount of
>these things running and consuming a very low amount of CPU usage -- and
>as you stated -- quite a big chunk of memory too.
>Doing a 'killall -9 npviewer.bin' every so often solves the problem for

ok, so it's not just me. I'll try doing this,
but does this not merit a PR?


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