Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 464422
gnash processes don't exit in firefox
Last modified: 2015-01-28 09:19:55 EST
Description of problem:
some gtk-gnash processes won't quit. This is seen when visiting some websites with flash content. gtk-gnash processes are spawned for each FLASH instance on page. When leaving or closing that page most processes quit but some are persistent. This can cause firefox and the rest of the system to be slow as these tend to build up after browsing for a while. At one time I had 8 gtk-gnash processes hanging around consuming resources even though there was no page with flash content currently open.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start firefox
2. go to NYT homepage www.nytimes.com
3. go to any other page without flash content
When leaving NYT page all but one gnash process quit. What remains is this process: /usr/bin/gtk-gnash -x 56739799 -j 24 -k 24 -u http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/apps/timespeople/spinner.swf -F 71 -U http://www.nytimes.com/ -P PARAM= -P SRC=http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/apps/timespeople/spinner.swf -P WMode=Transparent -P data=http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/apps/timespeople/spinner.swf -P height=24 -P movie=http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/apps/timespeople/spinner.swf -P type=application/x-shockwave-flash -P width=24 -
Exiting firefox will cause all gtk-gnash processes to quit
All gnash processes should quit if no flash containing pages are being viewed.
hardware config -
I can confirm that bug, even with 0.8.4. This is reported upstream as
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could you please test with the current gnash, 0.8.5?
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commenting to just clear the automatic bugzilla nag messages. Haven't used gnash since reporting this bug and F9 EOL.