I've run into this nasty crash on a few ocasions, in a few different versions, including RC2 for Mac OS 9. ViewSource displays the source of a long web page which I scroll through, quickly clicking repeatedly on the down button. At some point, Mozilla locks up. Force Quit yields a non-functioning OS. (Nothing to do but hit the reset switch!)
Tblake: Can you reproduce this bug with a latest build? Have you any stacktrace?
From reporter via mail: I just reproduced it with: Mozilla 1.1a Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:1.1a) Gecko/20020611 I'm sorry, I don't have a stacktrace. I reproduced it by viewing the source of Cringely's latest column, and "flutter clicking" the mouse on the down button. (Locked up tight as a drum.)
WorksForMe using Mac/2002072203. I access a URL, view source, and click the down scroll arrow approximately 80 times in rapid succession without crashing. email@example.com, can you still reproduce this problem using a current build? Does Mozilla ever generate a TalkBack report following these crashes? If so, please provide the ID numbers of one of these reports. Also, try to provide the URL of a page that causes your Mozilla to crash.
Reporter: Does this problem still exist (with newer build)?
It still happens with the 1.2beta. I'll try the latest nightly on Monday. If it's of any comfort, I'm now experiencng problems scrolling in normal browser windows as well. (Sometimes a crash as described here, most frequently a crash occurs while I'm dragging the thumb up and down, the scroll bar does not respond when I click above or below the thumb.) I'm not experiencing these scrolling problems with any other applications. I've tried experimenting with turning off various extensions, quitting various background applications and the like. I haven't found a combination yet when the problems do not occur.
Will do, if I can. For some reason, after a crash like this, Talkback generally did not present itself.
Okay, I just downloaded the latest nightly build, opened http:// www.mozilla.org/releases/, viewed the source, and started rapidly clicking the down arrow with my mouse. After several clicks, the ominous watch cursor appeared. At the bottom of the window is the top half of a line of HTML. Above it, appears a full line of HTML (just a <p>). Above this, appears the top half line again (apparently just having been scrolled.) Above it appears the <p> and above it everything looks normal. The watch cursor can be moved by moving the mouse, but my menubar clock has stopped, and the system is largely unresponsive (as if there was a tight loop.) I'm able to force-quit Mozilla, and everything appears normal at first, however, it soon becomes clear that everything is not normal. (Pressing the power key on the keyboard gives me the shut-down dialog, clicking Restart with the mouse does not successfully restart. Any open applications are unresponsive, and must also be forced to quit.) The only way out is the reset button. After the system has rebooted, and Mozilla is relaunched, TalkBack doesn't present itself (likely because Mozilla didn't register that anything bad had happened, it was just merrily running a loop in an effort to scroll.)
Ah, I see. Technically speaking, firstname.lastname@example.org, what you describe is actually a hang, then, not a crash. Can you reproduce this problem using another Mozilla user profile?
A new profile, created from scratch, fares no better.
Apologies to Tom, but Mozilla CFM build is dead. http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=avkj4k%24ihs2%40ripley.netscape.com