Closed Bug 1237775 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago

Turn off network change monitoring on Linux


(Core :: Networking, defect)

Not set



Tracking Status
firefox44 --- verified
firefox45 --- fixed
b2g-v2.5 --- fixed


(Reporter: dragana, Assigned: dragana)



(Keywords: user-doc-needed)


(1 file, 1 obsolete file)

Because of some problems with network change events on Linux, we will turn it off on beta and aurora.

It is only a pref change.

On nightly it will left on and will be fixed soon.
Blocks: 1235509, 1234548
Assignee: nobody → dd.mozilla
Attached patch bug_1237775.patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review
Attachment #8705395 - Flags: review?(mcmanus)
Comment on attachment 8705395 [details] [diff] [review]

Review of attachment 8705395 [details] [diff] [review]:

::: modules/libpref/init/all.js
@@ +1196,5 @@
>  pref("network.allow-experiments", true);
>  // Allow the network changed event to get sent when a network topology or
>  // setup change is noticed while running.
> +#if  defined(XP_UNIX) 

trailing whitespace nit
Attachment #8705395 - Flags: review?(mcmanus) → review+
Attachment #8705395 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8705704 - Flags: review+
Comment on attachment 8705704 [details] [diff] [review]

Approval Request Comment
[Feature/regressing bug #]: Bug 1191253
[User impact if declined]: This is only Linux bug. For some users ipv6 addresses are refresh often (even every 3-4 seconds) and each refresh firefox wrongly detects as network change event which causes the idle connections to be closed. So if a server takes some time to respond connection will be closed. Bugs: 1234548, 1237583, 1235509, 1238062, 1234751.
[Describe test coverage new/current, TreeHerder]: All reporters reported that flipping the pref solves the problem:
[Risks and why]: This is only pref change (network.notify.changed set by default to false on linux only) and with this pref change the behaviour will be the same as no ff42. We will fix this problem on the current nightly (ff46) therefore we are not flipping the pref on nightly.
[String/UUID change made/needed]: none
Attachment #8705704 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Attachment #8705704 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
I think we want to document that.
Keywords: user-doc-needed
Comment on attachment 8705704 [details] [diff] [review]

Sure, let's disable it.
Attachment #8705704 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora? → approval-mozilla-aurora+
Comment on attachment 8705704 [details] [diff] [review]

Based on the stricter uplift criteria for Beta44, this fits into major regressions bucket. Based on the uplift request this bug seems like something introduced in 43 and we should be trying to fix in 44, at least by turning the pref off. Beta44+
Attachment #8705704 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta? → approval-mozilla-beta+
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Verified as fixed on Firefox for Android 44 Beta 10
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