Open Bug 1121303 Opened 10 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Restart from Crash Recovery ignores original command line


(Toolkit :: Crash Reporting, defect)

35 Branch





(Reporter: terrell.kelley, Unassigned)


User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:35.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/35.0
Build ID: 20150108202552

Steps to reproduce:

Open Firefox with a different profile on the command line (using -profile [and -no-remote if a copy of Firefox is already running])
Do something that makes Firefox crash.
Choose to restart Firefox

Actual results:

Firefox starts with the default profile, or if the default profile is already running, pulls up an error about how Firefox is already running (ignoring -no-remote).

Expected results:

Firefox should restart with the profile from the command line, as well as honoring all other command line options.


This is not a problem when you explicitly restart Firefox, like after installing a non-restartless extension. It's only a problem when restarted from Crash Recovery. There's got to be a way to leave a file for Crash Recovery to see and restart with the proper options.
And, after submitting that, I can no longer get this to be consistent. So test it multiple times to figure out what in the world is going on. I'm guessing something isn't being written.
Component: Untriaged → Breakpad Integration
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Severity: normal → S3
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