Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 435580
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:36 EDT
Description of problem:
Occasionally going from a website to gmail or google reader firefox will crash
with the bugbuddy dialog. After restarting firefox, it seems to work fine for
I thought it might be flash, but in most cases going to gmail or google reader
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[jesusr@roadrunner ~]$ rpm -q firefox
At least once or more times daily.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open firefox
2. Browse to a website www.redhat.com, zeusville.wordpress.com, or gmail.
3. After perusing the site for a bit, go to http://www.google.com/reader/view/
4. Before the page loads firefox crashes with bugbuddy.
5. Restarting firefox and choosing restore session will NOT restore the
url from #3 as it doesn't think it actually loaded it.
firefox goes BOOM
firefox continues to behave and be my slave app handling countless hours
of abuse :) or in other words, it should just work.
Attaching debug output
Created attachment 296461 [details]
Sorry, this bugreport is meant for the machine processing and the upstream
hasn't provided the facilities for its processing yet. For know, we have to live
with the old manual way of doing things.
Please install firefox-debuginfo; in order to do this you have to enable
yum install --enablerepo=\*debuginfo firefox-debuginfo
(if you use x86_64 firefox, install firefox-debuginfo.x86_64 package).
Then run firefox with a parameter -g. That will start firefox running inside of
gdb debugger. Then use command run and do whatever you did to make firefox
crash. When it happens, you should go back to the gdb and run
(gdb) thread apply all backtrace
This produces usually many screens of the text. Copy all of them into a text
editor and attach the file to the bug as an uncompressed attachment.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 296636 [details]
gdb firefox output
Here is the gdb output. scenario used to create crash:
1) start firefox (displays start.fedoraproject.org)
2) click on Gmail bookmark (http://mail.google.com)
3) while gmail is loading I double click to create a new tab
4) once gmail is loaded, I click the google reader bookmark
5) firefox segv :)
We found that this bug has been already registered in the upstream database
(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=421929) and believe that it is
more appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.
Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug
tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration
in future updates.
Thank you for the bug report.