swamped with >100 npviewer.bin processes

Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
Fri Jul 11 00:22:53 UTC 2014

On Thu, 10 Jul 2014, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:

>> 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.

     [ big snip ]

>> Doing a 'killall -9 npviewer.bin' every so often solves the problem 
>> for me.
> ok, so it's not just me. I'll try doing this,

Flash has been a thorn in my side for years. I've been doing `killall 
npviewer.bin`, but a few months ago I whipped this up in frustration:

# Keep punching flash in the throat
while [ 1 ]; do
   sleep 5
   echo "Flash is evil and must be destroyed"
   killall npviewer.bin

> but does this not merit a PR?

Not sure. I always thought it was an issue with flash itself, but maybe 
it has to do with the linuxulator. I suppose a PR wouldn't hurt.

Chris Hill               chris at monochrome.org
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