Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1210
Netscape locks up with animated gifs displayed
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
When I access any site with animated gifs on it very rapidly
the cpu load monitor rises to the top. When this happens
(about 30 seconds) netscape locks up and I have to
CTL-ALT-BSP to exit Xwindows and then kill the process. If I
stop the animated gifs (stop button) the load decreases,
start them again the problem repeats. 100% repeatable. This
is likely a netscape problem as Slackware has the same
problem - if you want to try it my site
http://home.istar.ca/~rhyoung will cause the problem. A web
page with no animated gifs and there is no problem.
Swap space doesn't seem to be the problem.
Is there a known fix?
I was unable to replicate this problem in our test lab using
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