Open Bug 1284864 Opened 8 years ago Updated 2 years ago

[mozprocess] Use MOZ_PROCESS_LOG environment variable to track detached processes


(Testing :: Mozbase, defect, P3)

49 Branch


(Not tracked)


(Reporter: whimboo, Unassigned)


(Depends on 2 open bugs)


As seen on bug 1176758 and temporarily fixed for Marionette we need a more general way to track the parent processes of Firefox when restarts of the application are involved. Therefore the MOZ_PROCESS_LOG environment variable could be used. Whereby we would have to add new code in nsAppStartup.cpp which let us write a parent id only line to the log. Test harnesses which examine the log would have to be updated so they do not break by the new lines. If that doesn't work we should do all this with a new log file and environment variable.

A dependent core bug needs to be filed.
Priority: -- → P3
Severity: normal → S3
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