Bug 445115

Summary: Viewing flash videos at bbc.co.uk does not work and eats all available memory and swap in the process.
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Tom Atkinson <mail>
Component: gnashAssignee: Patrice Dumas <pertusus>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 9CC: psj
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Hardware: x86_64   
OS: Linux   
URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/mid/7381995.stm
Fixed In Version: 0.8.4-3 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Tom Atkinson 2008-05-03 23:30:01 UTC
Description of problem:

Viewing flash videos at bbc.co.uk does not work and eats all available memory
and swap in the process.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit a bbc flash video eg. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/mid/7381995.stm
with firefox and the gnash flash plugin installed.

Actual results:

System becomes unresponsive, requires reboot.

Expected results:

Video plays.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:36:34 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 2 Paul Jenner 2008-10-18 12:48:50 UTC
Not able to reproduce with Fedora 9 i386 with latest updates:

[psj@localhost ~]$ rpm -q gnash

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/mid/7381995.stm in Firefox with the Gnash plugin installed
2. Press the play button in the Flash video
3. The video goes blank and does not play but the browser and desktop remain responsive and memory usage for gtk-gnash and firefox processes remain stable

Does this work for you with latest release (or at least not consume all memory)?

Comment 3 Patrice Dumas 2008-11-10 19:53:31 UTC
I cannot reproduce it either.

Comment 4 Tom Atkinson 2008-11-10 21:27:39 UTC
I don't have F9 installed any more but the issue is not present in F10 Preview.

Comment 5 Patrice Dumas 2008-11-10 21:34:41 UTC
Ok, closing, thanks.