Closed Bug 1304783 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Put the dll shim workaround from bug 1294650 back into 49


(External Software Affecting Firefox :: Other, defect)

Not set


(firefox49 verified, firefox50 fixed, firefox51 fixed, firefox52 fixed, firefox53 fixed, firefox54 affected)

Tracking Status
firefox49 --- verified
firefox50 --- fixed
firefox51 --- fixed
firefox52 --- fixed
firefox53 --- fixed
firefox54 --- affected


(Reporter: lizzard, Unassigned)



We put the shim into 48 and above, in bug 1294650. Then we backed it out from 49 and up in bug 1298157.   We know the shim fixed the crash on at least one older version of Websense for one users and Florin was able to see that result as well. But we don't know that the crashes on 49 for websense users (#2 top crash in the first day's crash-stats results) are the same, different, worse, or what version of websense they're caused by.  Without a ton of information to go on, we're going to put the shim back into place for windows users for 49.0.1.   We will also keep the 48.0.x users who we *know* have websense, on 48 for now. 

Sorry about doing the hokey pokey here. We don't have a good solution, but this may mitigate the frequency of the crash for websense users, so we are going to try it (again). 

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1298157 +++

[Tracking Requested - why for this release]:

This fix attempt didn't work, we can back it out.
Wes or Ryan, can you land this on m-r please:
Flags: needinfo?(wkocher)
Flags: needinfo?(ryanvm)
Closed: 8 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(wkocher)
Resolution: --- → FIXED
I've verified that the shim dll shows up after install and after update from various older versions (46.0.1-de, 47.0-it, 48.0-en-US, 48.0.1-fr, 48.0.2-ro, 49.0-es-ES) on Windows 7 x64 and Windows 8.1 x64.
Hi Wes, we need this change in Fx50 RC2 as well. Could you please land this on m-r?
Flags: needinfo?(wkocher)
Because we are still affected by this stuff and we don't have . We should land it on every branch until we know it is fixed for real.
FYI, we shipped 50.1.0 with this shimm dll
Hi Wes, Ryan, would you be able to land this on moz-release so we can spin a 51.0.1 build3? Thanks!
Flags: needinfo?(wkocher)
Flags: needinfo?(ryanvm)
We should take it on all branches too to make sure we don't regress again.
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