Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8960
ld-linux.so.2 takes all CPU, Netscape hangs on opening a page
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:12:21 EDT
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
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.
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?
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.