Bug 976833 - Update makes Seamonkey and Firefox to lock up
Update makes Seamonkey and Firefox to lock up
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: java-1.7.0-openjdk (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Andrew Azores
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-21 11:11 EDT by Knudch
Modified: 2013-10-17 13:16 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-10-17 11:33:55 EDT
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Plugin Debug log for browserspy.dk/java.php (19.28 KB, text/plain)
2013-07-09 16:36 EDT, Andrew Azores
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Description Knudch 2013-06-21 11:11:11 EDT
Description of problem:
After update applied on 20/6-2013 Accessing WEB sites with java content browser sleeps forever, can maybe extreem slowly

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Seamonkey 2.17.1
Firefox 21.0

Previous java version

How reproducible:
Access this URL fx.http://browserspy.dk/java.php

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install update
2.Check above link

Actual results:
Browser locks up.

Expected results:
Showing Java information

Additional info:
Checked out on several other sites..same result, locks up, killed with System monitor
tried undo update and redo update...same result

As interim solution backdated to
No error after that

Comment 1 Knudch 2013-06-21 12:37:01 EDT
Browser plugin is Icedtea 1.7.0_b147-icedtea (22.0-b10)
Comment 2 Omair Majid 2013-06-21 12:43:16 EDT
Are you getting SELinux denials by any chance?
Comment 3 Knudch 2013-06-21 12:55:53 EDT
No SElinux is disabled
Comment 4 Omair Majid 2013-06-21 12:57:54 EDT
Anything in ~/.xsession-errors? Can you get the icedtea logs as described on [1] and attach them to this bug?

[1] http://icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/IcedTea-Web#Filing_bugs
Comment 5 Knudch 2013-06-21 13:40:10 EDT
No /.xsession-errors

Error happend also in Seamonkey 2.17.1 in a virtual vbox FC18 with
Icedtea 1.4
With or without the latest java update from

I got Icedtea to generate the log in virtual machine

Seems to be Icedtea related as Openjdk contains a Icedtea update
Comment 6 Knudch 2013-06-21 13:48:09 EDT
Actually it seems that Seamonkey is not locked up

After 5-6 min the Icedtea debug window pops up with a "serious exception has occurred..."
Applet not initialized.....
(Virtual FC18)
Comment 7 Knudch 2013-06-22 02:04:22 EDT
After updated Icedtea-web.i686 to 1.3.2-1.fc17 the Openjdk can be applied without problem

Secondary info: Problem still persist in FC18 with Icedtea 1.4.1 and latest Openjdk
Comment 8 jiri vanek 2013-06-23 11:47:23 EDT
As you probably noted, the IcedTea-Web had to be also updated after OpenJDK update.
But seeing this: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2013-11291/icedtea-web-1.4-1.fc18 It should work.

You may try: reinstall icedtea-web, disable selinux, try other browser.

If other browser will work, then it will be different issue then update to OpebJDK 25. 

And will be arch specific - on x86_64 I'm pretty sure it is working.
Comment 9 Knudch 2013-06-24 16:44:34 EDT
Just for info:
Att: Jiri
You suggestion about reinstall ICEDTEA, disab SELinux, Other browser

None of these gives positive result

All tested under fc18 in a virtualbox FC18_i686, very clean system as just installed for test.

But this should be discussed under that Fedora version and not in this bugreport

I am using FC17 for daily work

Comment 10 jiri vanek 2013-07-01 07:25:01 EDT
This is deadlock caused by multiple applets with shared classloader. Assign to adam who rewrote this part of netx.

Strange is that it is reproducibel only on 32 arch.

Can 64b one start up so much more slowly?
Comment 11 Lukas Marek 2013-07-01 09:56:11 EDT
I'm having similar problem under Fedora 19. I don't know if it stopped working under F18 already (I've upgraded around week ago) as I'm not using icedtea-web daily.

SELinux disabled

testpage: http://www.javatester.org/version.html

Behaviour is similar as described earlier, however, I don't get any debug window in about 5 min.

Firefox output from terminal:

/builddir/build/BUILD/icedtea-web-1.4/plugin/icedteanp/IcedTeaNPPlugin.cc:483: thread 0x7f5eaf418b90: Error: Failed to create input pipe: Permission denied
java version "1.7.0_25"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (fedora-
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.7-b01, mixed mode)
Error: Unable to fetch applet instance id from Java side.
Error: Unable to fetch applet instance id from Java side.

If I create new profile, Firefox stays responsible, but the result is the same (except the "Error: Unable to fetch applet instance id from Java side." is not printed).
Comment 12 jiri vanek 2013-07-01 10:15:21 EDT
The javatester.org works for me pretty well on f19, 64b
for f19 there was an update of openjdk in meantime, but it should not matter.

 Error: Failed to create input pipe: Permission denied

Is very suspicious. 

So you have read write permissions on your temp directory? Are other applets  working? Cant be anything else blocking the pipe file?
Comment 13 Lukas Marek 2013-07-01 11:19:08 EDT
I had wrong permissions on "/var/tmp/icedteaplugin-*". I deleted all the files and it works... Sorry for the intrusion in this bug.
Comment 14 Fedora End Of Life 2013-07-03 15:19:11 EDT
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Comment 15 Deepak Bhole 2013-07-03 15:29:41 EDT
Adam is on vacation for the next few weeks. Re-assigning to Andrew.
Comment 16 Knudch 2013-07-03 16:18:57 EDT
Should this bug not be closed ?

Problem does not exist under F17 any more (see my previous post) after update of ICEDtea.

However it persist in F18 in very similiar form, but that should be reported as a bug in F18

Comment 17 jiri vanek 2013-07-04 03:46:18 EDT
I have moved it under f18 - however I'm confused it started to work :)
Comment 18 Knudch 2013-07-04 14:50:40 EDT
Just to be clear:

Try this link in f18 (or F19)
with installed:
icedtea-web.686 1.4-1.fc18
(tested in vbox f18)


Either firefox or seamonkey

According to Ksysguard systemmonitor java process hook the CPU.
and browser went unresponsive

closing browser does'nt really kills the browser only possibel with Ksysguard (kill java and browser)

works perfect in f17 (real machine) with
icedtea-web.i686 1.3.2-1.fc17
Before latest update to Icedtea-web the java update gave the same problem

Comment 19 Andrew Azores 2013-07-09 16:36:29 EDT
Created attachment 771228 [details]
Plugin Debug log for browserspy.dk/java.php
Comment 20 Andrew Azores 2013-07-09 16:50:06 EDT
$ rpm -qa | grep -e "icedtea\|openjdk"

Can confirm behaviour on browserspy.dk/java.php with these package versions installed in an FC18 VM. Will investigate.
Comment 21 jiri vanek 2013-09-11 08:33:27 EDT
I think it is fixed in head of ITW (with latest Openjdk)
Comment 22 Andrew Azores 2013-09-11 09:47:49 EDT
Still seems to be locking for me (ITW head, F19 x86_64, latest OpenJDK).
Comment 23 Andrew Azores 2013-10-17 11:33:55 EDT
This issue has been resolved in IcedTea-Web upstream.

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