Bug 1666 - netscape crashes when closing a browser window
netscape crashes when closing a browser window
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-03-22 07:06 EST by witten
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:09 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-22 12:09:43 EST
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Description witten 1999-03-22 07:06:55 EST
This affects Redhat 5.9:
When multiple netscape browser windows are open, and the
user closes one of them (i.e. with File->Close or by
clicking on the window's close button), then netscape
crashes and all open windows immediately close. The reported
error (at stderr) is "Bus error".

This problem also occurs when the user does File->Exit in
netscape, regardless of how many or few browser windows are

The end of an strace when netscape crashes looks like this:
gettimeofday({922103651, 642529}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({922103651, 647846}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({922103651, 650471}, NULL) = 0
--- SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault) ---
getpid()                                = 20175
kill(20175, SIGBUS)                     = 0
--- SIGBUS (Bus error) ---
+++ killed by SIGBUS +++

This occurs in both the Netscape 4.08 package included with
Redhat 5.9, and also Netscape 4.50.

Perhaps this is related to bug #1485.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-22 12:09:59 EST
should be fixed in XFree86-

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