Endless master password prompts

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
2 years ago
5 months ago

People

(Reporter: wsmwk, Unassigned)

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51 Branch

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Description

2 years ago
I encountered endless master password prompts on my first restart of 51.0b1 after Bug 1332108 - Shutdown Thunderbird hangs.

Filing bug because this extensive prompting seems different from all other master password bug reports in https://mzl.la/2jAIlQZ (I have no secure newsgroups. I have gmail but I don't think bug 1176399 was a factor - I don't normally see multiple prompts for my gmail accounts)  The difference is, I probably gave ~20 master password responses - no accounts logged in, and no end in sight for the master prompts.  

I normally get 3 master prompts on startup, 1 per account that has a saved password and thus those acounts get logged in automatically.  Bug 1180374 comment 24 might be a match (but the bug itself is not a match) where Konstantin cites getting 6 master password prompts per account - but his accounts loggged in.

I have no idea what caused this.  post-hang related seems reasonable guess but beyond that I don't know - hard to even speculate.  I had some tabs open.  perhaps panacea.dat was toasted (no idea, but startup was not slow)  I might have suspected corruption, but second startup  was completely normal (after killing TB).  Had I been thinking clearly I would have looked at the error console or done remote debug via firefox.  

It will probably never happen again.
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Updated

2 years ago
Blocks: 1313774
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Comment 1

5 months ago
I've never seen this again. It might be gone already, or after bug 1180374 or bug 1176399 are fixed. Either way, for now calling this incomplete
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 months ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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