I'm not sure if my crash is related to 70174, but I've been running 2001091903 under 98 and I "add bookmark"ed and then immediately "manage bookmarks"ed. The browser hung (no redraws for 10 sec), so I killed it and went back in. My bookmark list was now much shorter, and if I tried to decend into the list (pull-down bookmarks, follow folders) it would hang the browser, and my bookmark list would get shorter. I'm attaching the final list. My fix was to give up and move the bookmarks asside. The only thing that WAS strange about my bookmarks is that I had a folder that contained a folder of the same name "Technical" because I had only 1/2 reconciled my import from long ago of my Netscape4 bookmarks.
I've seen this before. I'm prety sure its either been reported, or is known about. What happens is that at some point, mozilla gets stuck in a loop in one of the subfolders of bookmarks. The "hang" is mozilla writing your bookmarks file over and over again." it never gets out of that subfolder, so all bookmarks lower on the list are lost. This is the way bookmarks seem to always get corrupted in mozilla. I'm not sure what to do about this bug. It really isn't something we can fix because there is no way to reproduce it. Effectively, the bug is: "When Mozilla corrupts my bookmarks it should corrupt them nicely" If that is the case, this bug should be marked a dup of the bug involving backups of critical files.
Well, in that case, it sounds like the bookmark writing code needs some error checking that recognizes such loops and aborts. A backup file should be kept for such emergencies. That's not ideal, but if the bug cannot be found... well, it certainly will get under a user's skin (it did with me, I had years worth of bookmarks). Question: is this still "UNCONFIRMED", given that others have seen it?
Paul Chen is now taking Bookmarks bugs. For your convenience, you can filter email notifications caused by this by searching for 'ilikegoats'.
Assignee: ben → pchen
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
marking p3, future, and adding helpwanted and qawanted
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: helpwanted, qawanted
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → Future
I just had a similar thing happen. All of my bookmarks were lost. This is the second time in three months this has happened to me, but I cannot determine what causes it.
mass reassign of pchen bookmark bugs to ben
Assignee: pchen → ben
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 87864 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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