Closed Bug 1487258 Opened Last year Closed Last year

load enterprise roots on a background thread

Categories

(Core :: Security: PSM, enhancement, P1)

enhancement

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()

RESOLVED FIXED
mozilla64
Tracking Status
firefox64 --- fixed

People

(Reporter: keeler, Assigned: keeler)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [psm-assigned])

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(1 file)

At startup, if the enterprise roots pref is enabled, we do the finding/loading on the main thread. Since this can involve certificate verification, it should probably be done on a background thread. Luckily we already have a handy background thread that we use to load the loadable roots module, so this should be a straightforward change.
Loading enterprise roots could potentially take a while, so we certainly
shouldn't do it on the main thread at startup. Note that this doesn't address
the case where a user enables the feature while Firefox is running. This isn't
great but since it's an about:config preference rather than a first-class
preference exposed in about:preferences, we can probably get away with it for
now.
Comment on attachment 9005284 [details]
bug 1487258 - load enterprise roots on a background at startup r?jcj

J.C. Jones [:jcj] (he/him) has approved the revision.
Attachment #9005284 - Flags: review+
Pushed by dkeeler@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/3a800dfc6ad8
load enterprise roots on a background at startup r=jcj
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/3a800dfc6ad8
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: Last year
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla64
Depends on: 1514118
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