[blfs-dev] Firefox-40.0 crashing

Douglas R. Reno renodr2002 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 14:03:02 PDT 2015


On Aug 12, 2015 3:57 PM, "Ken Moffat" <zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 10:02:28AM -0300, Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
> > Em 12-08-2015 08:57, Fernando de Oliveira escreveu:
> > > Crashed several times, today. After some time, it coincided with
scroll
> > > up using the middle mouse wheel.
> > >
> > > Toggled to "false" in about:config.
> > >
> > >          general.smoothScroll;false
> > >
> > > Seems to be working fine, now, hopefully "fixed".
> > >
> > > Don't know if this is a well problem, or only local.
> > >
> > > If someone can confirm, or, better yet, find a fix, we will need it
for
> > > the book.
> > >
> > > Thanks for any help.
> > >
> >
> > Wrong cause.
> >
> > Crashed again, clicking another tab.
> >
> > Changed the subject to reflect that I can't reproduce yet to determine
> > the cause.
> >
> > Not a good day.
> >
> > After all that slowing me down, a power failure. :-(
> >

That definitely doesn't sound like you have had a good day, Fernando! I
hope it gets better!

> I happen to be subscribed to one FreeBSD list, and there people have
> been reporting crashes, but (a) their first version was a 40-beta
> last week (for some reason their packager uploaded that instead of
> using 39.0.3), they have had some updates since then and somebody
> reported "it now lasted 6 hours before crashing, which was an
> improvement" (b) they use a load of patches, and (c) it was
> probably built using LLVM.
>
> I have not used 40.0 a lot - most of yeasterday was updating the
> current and past systems on my first box after I finally managed to
> get to the source, but I did minimally use it after each install,
> checked youtube for the first install, and at the end I caught up
> with some websites - probably over an hour total.
>
> Today I've built and minimally used it on two other machines.  All
> was going well until I tried it on LFS-7.4 : generally good, but the
> update finished while fcron was backing up '/', so I had to wait a
> bit for that backup to get processed before I could run a fresh
> backup.  During that time I looked at a specialist model-railway
> site I had not visited for a month - found several things to open in
> tabs, then eventually started reading them.  One pointed to a train
> film on youtube : after watching that for a couple of minutes, the
> browser crashed.  And again after it restored.  That time, I watched
> the video (scrolled through uninteresting bits), then went back to
> the other tabs (so, at that point they had not restored) : one of
> those then crashed.  Next time, I managed to read everything I had
> previously opened - much of it I only skimmed through because it
> wasn't really interesting.
>
> So, it might be site-specific, and/or it might be a compiler issue.
> My newest systems only have gcc-5.1, not 5.2.  And all of these
> systems are x86_64 (I've chickened out and used the binary on my
> netbook, because it took about a day to compile last time).
>
I will compile it on my desktop tonight (i686 with GCC 5.2.0). I will try
to report back my results. I don't want to update it in the systemd book if
there is a major problem with it  crashing.
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