Bug 8960 - ld-linux.so.2 takes all CPU, Netscape hangs on opening a page
ld-linux.so.2 takes all CPU, Netscape hangs on opening a page
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape-sparc (Show other bugs)
sparc Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-01-29 08:06 EST by giova
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:12 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-07 15:58:15 EST
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Description giova 2000-01-29 08:06:21 EST
Under RH 6.1 Sparc on an Ultra5 270Mhz + QLogic Antares SCSI, the
ld-linux.so.2 library takes 99.9% of the cpu and netscape hangs when
I try to open some urls with the "Open Link In new Window" (central mouse
button) option.
An URL which always reproduces the error is
http://www.repubblica.it/ (today's version) whwn I access multiple articles
(those on the America's Cup, for example)

I can give you an account on the machine, if it's needed.

The library always uses a great amount of cpu time, even when
netscape doesn't hang. (18% to 60% typical, in single web page browsing)

	Hope this helps,

	Giovanni Faglioni, Sys&Net Admin, Comune di Modena.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-31 00:16:59 EST
This is because netscape is being run against the glibc-2.0 compatibility
libraries. If you remove the compat-libs and compat-glibc packages,
does the problem persist?
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-01 22:06:59 EST
Also, one way to alleviate some of the race conditions in netscape
(that's what's causing the hangs), is to run netscape through a
proxy server, such as squid.

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