Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 110486
History file causes mozilla to segv.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
Description of problem:
Today, Mozilla decided that it is going to SEGV on me every time I
click on the URL field, and press 'w'. Only 'w', and only in the
beginning of the URL field.
An investigation showed the somehow the history file got corrupted.
Removing history.dat and history.mab fixes the bug. It looks like the
corrupted history file causes Mozilla to segv when it tries to show
the URL field's dropdown box. I can briefly see a lowercase 'w'
appearing in the URL field, before Mozilla segv's.
I'm attaching the last few pages of strace, and the GZIPped
history.dat and history.mab files which demonstrate the bug.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ungzip the following history.mab and history.dat files from this
bug, and move them to your ~/.mozilla/default directory.
2. Start mozilla
3. Click on the URL field, which auto-selects its existing contents.
4. Press 'w'.
I haven't messed around with .mozilla in ages. There were no recent
crashes that might've corrupted the history file independently of Mozilla.
Created attachment 96075 [details]
Last few pages of the strace.
Created attachment 96076 [details]
Must un-gzip this file before installing it.
Created attachment 96077 [details]
Must un-gzip this attachment before installing it.
Is this still an issue?