Description of problem:
When I click a certain link in firefox, the machine starts running like treacle. With some struggle I managed to run top and see that software interrupts (si) handling are pegged at around 99% CPU, and ksoftirqd is the top process.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
3 times out of 3
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to URL above in firefox
2. Click the green "Login" button
X appears to freeze
Fedora is virtualised inside VirtualBox 3.0.4_OSE running on Mac OS X 10.5.8. I am running an X server (Xephyr) on the Mac OS X host and using that as the X server for firefox.
The URL above contains Flash, which is run by (I think) swfdec, or anyway, *something* running in nspluginviewer. So maybe it's nspluginviewer that's causing this - other web pages don't seem to have this problem.
Can't reproduce this here; I'm using Adobe Flash, though.
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This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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swfdec can no longer render the Flash on that page on my machine, so I can't reproduce the original conditions that led to this bug. Closing.