Firefox or what?

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Aug 13 14:18:56 UTC 2019

On Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:19:44 +0000 (UTC), Paul Pathiakis via freebsd-questions wrote:
>  Hi,
> Sadly, I don't believe you to be technically astute in that
> you seem to have issues with everything that work 'out of the
> box' in FreeBSD.

I think this is not the case here. The specific setup which
involves NFS that is buggy for some reason might explain a
lot of things, like "filesystem inconsistency lookalike".

However, checking for the common things (actual filesystem
inconsistency, defective RAM, buggy CPU, etc.) should always
be the first thing to do. If "cross-checking" with other
systems is possible, that also should happen.

> Apologies to the list, but this guy's has been taking up
> serious bandwidth for the last two weeks on non-existent
> issues.  He makes a statement about something not working
> and 5-10 respond 'works for me'.

That was _before_ the consideration of NFS came up. It might
very well be the reason for the problems described, even though
crashing and freezing is _not_ an appropriate action when there
are problems accessing files, but... in "modern" software, you
never know: one thread is started to open a file, another
thread goes ahead and expects the file open, tries to read
or write or whatever, and nothing happens... ;-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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