Open Bug 1290769 Opened 4 years ago Updated 3 years ago

Crash in Abort | can't start crash reporter server() | mozalloc_abort | NS_DebugBreak | CrashReporter::OOPInit

Categories

(Toolkit :: Crash Reporting, defect, critical)

x86
Windows 7
defect
Not set
critical

Tracking

()

Tracking Status
firefox48 --- affected
firefox49 --- affected
firefox-esr45 --- affected
firefox51 --- affected

People

(Reporter: njn, Unassigned)

Details

(Keywords: crash)

Crash Data

This bug was filed from the Socorro interface and is 
report bp-cde6ae22-1ce1-41cf-8cb2-038332160730.
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This crash has occurred 101 times in the past 7 days, across numerous Firefox versions going back as far as 29.0b8, all on Windows. No prior bug report, as far as I can tell.

There are numerous ways that CrashGenerationServer::Start() can fail. Ted, would it be worth changing its return type from |bool| to an error code, to help diagnose what's going wrong?
Flags: needinfo?(ted)
I've got no problem with that. It would be nice to know if there's some common case we can fix.
Flags: needinfo?(ted)
Crash volume for signature 'Abort | can't start crash reporter server() | mozalloc_abort | NS_DebugBreak | CrashReporter::OOPInit':
 - nightly (version 51): 8 crashes from 2016-08-01.
 - aurora  (version 50): 0 crashes from 2016-08-01.
 - beta    (version 49): 40 crashes from 2016-08-02.
 - release (version 48): 37 crashes from 2016-07-25.
 - esr     (version 45): 24 crashes from 2016-05-02.

Crash volume on the last weeks (Week N is from 08-22 to 08-28):
            W. N-1  W. N-2  W. N-3
 - nightly       0       0       8
 - aurora        0       0       0
 - beta          8      14       5
 - release      13      12       2
 - esr           4       1       2

Affected platform: Windows

Crash rank on the last 7 days:
           Browser     Content   Plugin
 - nightly
 - aurora
 - beta    #1007
 - release #1280
 - esr     #1278
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