Bug 110486 - History file causes mozilla to segv.
Summary: History file causes mozilla to segv.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mozilla   
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Version: 1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-11-20 00:49 UTC by Sam Varshavchik
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-25 11:59:16 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
Last few pages of the strace. (17.35 KB, text/plain)
2003-11-20 00:49 UTC, Sam Varshavchik
no flags Details
history.dat (116.20 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-11-20 00:50 UTC, Sam Varshavchik
no flags Details
history.mab (13.26 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-11-20 00:51 UTC, Sam Varshavchik
no flags Details

Description Sam Varshavchik 2003-11-20 00:49:08 UTC
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):


How reproducible:


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'.
Additional info:

I haven't messed around with .mozilla in ages.  There were no recent
crashes that might've corrupted the history file independently of Mozilla.

Comment 1 Sam Varshavchik 2003-11-20 00:49:57 UTC
Created attachment 96075 [details]
Last few pages of the strace.

Comment 2 Sam Varshavchik 2003-11-20 00:50:52 UTC
Created attachment 96076 [details]

Must un-gzip this file before installing it.

Comment 3 Sam Varshavchik 2003-11-20 00:51:52 UTC
Created attachment 96077 [details]

Must un-gzip this attachment before installing it.

Comment 4 Warren Togami 2005-04-25 08:00:31 UTC
Is this still an issue?

Comment 5 Sam Varshavchik 2005-04-25 11:59:16 UTC

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