Bug 7812

Summary: Netscape dumps core on exit
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: m.oliver
Component: netscapeAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
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Version: 6.1CC: m.oliver, rvokal
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Hardware: sparc   
OS: Linux   
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Description m.oliver 1999-12-15 12:57:26 UTC
Netscape on Redhat 6.1 for Sparc dumps core ("bus error") when
exiting  the program.  As a result, new bookmarks and other
user settings never make it to their respective files
in .netscape.

No other problems with the program are known to me, and
the error occurs with both the navigator and with the
communicator package.

I have saved the core file and, just in case, make it
available at


System information (from dmesg):

PROMLIB: Sun Boot Prom Version 3 Revision 2
Linux version 2.2.12-42 (root.redhat.com) (gcc version
egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)) #1 Fri Nov 12 12:13:43
EST 1999
TYPE: Sun4m SparcStation10/20
Ethernet address: 8:0:20:12:11:50
Boot time fixup v1.6. 4/Mar/98 Jakub Jelinek (jj.cz). Patching
kernel for srmmu[TI Viking/MXCC]/iommu
[0]: v[f0000000,f1000000](1000000) p[00000000]
[1]: v[f1000000,f2000000](1000000) p[08000000]
[2]: v[f2000000,f3000000](1000000) p[0c000000]
[3]: v[f3000000,f3f5c000](f5c000) p[14000000]
Found CPU 0 <node=ffd490e0,mid=8>
Found 1 CPU prom device tree node(s).
Power off control detected.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 59.80 BogoMIPS
Memory: 60916k available (1176k kernel code, 2664k data, 124k init)
DENTRY hash table entries: 262144 (order: 9, 2097152 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
IOMMU: impl 0 vers 1 page table at f3ec0000 of size 262144 bytes
sbus0: Clock 20.0 MHz
dma0: Revision 2
dma1: Revision 2

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-15 16:11:59 UTC
Known bug. No real workaround, aside from deleting the core file.