Bug 6220 - Weird Netscape/ld-linux.so.2 interaction.
Weird Netscape/ld-linux.so.2 interaction.
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ld.so (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-10-22 00:09 EDT by bkosse
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-04 22:27:26 EST
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Description bkosse 1999-10-22 00:09:59 EDT
I noticed that my system was exhibiting Windows-like
behavior. That is to say, it was slowing down noticibly as
time passed. Thinking I had a wayward program running, I
opened up top and saw 4 ld-linux.so.2 programs running, each
taking some 25% of the CPU time. Killing them all, I fired
up Netscape to see if there were any reported bugs and
noticed that ld-linux.so.2 started up again. I believe it is
loaded along with Netscape. However, it doesn't appear to
close down when Netscape does.
Comment 1 bkosse 1999-10-22 00:17:59 EDT
It appears ld-linux.so.2 is left hanging if Netscape is force closed
under Enlightenment 0.16 (perhaps others as well).
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-22 10:37:59 EDT
If you 'force-close' (as you put it) netscape when it's hung,
the child dns-query process goes into a loop. It's a known problem
with netscape.
Comment 3 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-04 22:27:59 EST
The problem is in the netscpae binary, which we do not control.

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