|Summary:||Setting security preferences for Mozilla consumes 100% system resources|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide||Reporter:||reeftiger|
|Component:||mozilla||Assignee:||Christopher Blizzard <blizzard>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:||Ben Levenson <benl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2002-08-21 16:54:23 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description reeftiger 2002-07-29 22:28:22 UTC
Description of Problem: Mozilla consumes all system resources (CPU cycles, RAM and swap space) when setting "Privacy and Security > Validation" preferences, then is killed by kernel. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Raw Hide mozilla 1.0.1-9 Red Hat 7.3 clean install w/ all 7.3 errata upgrades for installed packages. i686 coppermine 1 GHz 512MB RAM 1024MB swap How Reproducible: always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open Mozilla logged from any non-root account 2. Open preferences 3. Select "Privacy & Security" > "Validation" from category menu. Actual Results: Machine will lockup for as long as it takes (2-4 minutes) for all RAM and swap space to be consumed by Mozilla with all CPU cycles also consumed. Followed by the following (or similar) message sent to /var/log/meassages: ----------- Jul 28 15:33:39 localhost kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 4559 (mozilla-bin). Jul 28 15:33:40 localhost kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 4565 (mozilla-bin). Jul 28 15:33:40 localhost kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 4566 (mozilla-bin). Jul 28 15:33:40 localhost kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 4567 (mozilla-bin). Jul 28 15:33:40 localhost kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 45 ----------- Expected Results: Configure security settings. Additional Information: I have unistalled all Mozilla packages, reinstalled them, run it the first time as root (per former version workaround) and still get the same results. There is no core dump file or debugging info available (making it a great way to clear RAM and swap of sensitive data ;p ).
Comment 1 Christopher Blizzard 2002-07-30 17:57:33 UTC
Has anyone actually reproduced this on the beta?
Comment 2 Christopher Blizzard 2002-08-21 16:54:09 UTC
I can't reproduce this.
Comment 3 reeftiger 2002-08-31 10:22:53 UTC
It crashes for me everytime. And I have since come to realize the it will do the same thing anytime that it loads a secure https://* page, such as https://listman.redhat.com/pipermail/valhalla-list/ Generally it will load the page and then crash, but sometimes it will make it only half way through loading before it goes nuts. Mozilla has no problems at all when run as root, but run as any other user it goes down. And if mozilla is being run on a second X session (:1) on the same box (I ran one session as root and the other from a regular user account) it brought the box to it's knees for almost 10 minutes and killing mozilla on both servers. Go figure....... If you want to give me a clue as to how I might debug it I would be happy to give it a try. Maybe it doesn't matter since I seem to be the only one that is having this particular problem.
Comment 4 Christopher Blizzard 2002-09-01 00:22:28 UTC
What happens if you create a new profile and use it? (use mozilla -ProfileManager)
Comment 5 reeftiger 2002-09-02 07:17:43 UTC
I deleted every config and pref file that I could find and reinstalled and now it "worksforme". I miss not being able to flush memory already.....*LOL* Thanks.