RC3: Processor is hogged, process "news upd" does not respond

VERIFIED WORKSFORME

Status

SeaMonkey
MailNews: Message Display
VERIFIED WORKSFORME
16 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Thorsten Kaiser, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 98

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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Description

16 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; de-AT; rv:1.0rc3) Gecko/20020523
BuildID:    2002052306

I did not find such a bug in the database, but it must be there...

Ok, it is with Mozilla 1.0 RC3:

After some browsing (using tabs) and opening and reading mail, getting
new mail, etc. (i.e. just using Mozilla) something seems to hog the CPU
completely. I can stop Mozilla, but that does not help. In task manager, I
observe a process "news upd" which does not respond. This must be from Mozilla,
I assume. Memory leaking is quite heavy as well.
What have you done with RC3???
Sorry, but I´m just disappointed.

My system:
OS: Windows 98SE
512 MB RAM
Athlon XP 1600+

Reproducible: It just happens after heavy usage, sorry...
Created attachment 86873 [details]
Task Manager, no 'news upd' present
Mozilla has no child processes listed in the Task Manager, to my knowledge.  The
only process we list is mozilla.exe/netscape.exe (commercial build)

As far as memory leaking - are you sure it's a memory leak, or just a lot of
allocations?

If you wish to file a memory leak bug, please first search bugs listed with
'mlk' in their keywords field.  Memory leaks are very specific and can't just be
filed as 'I surfed and it leaked'.

As I have no process 'news upd' and nothing has hung with build 6-7-2002 on
Windows 2000 lately, I'm marking this worksforme.  
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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Comment 3

16 years ago
Sorry, the news upd thing was a fault from my side.
Just some spyware by creative (Soundblaster driver installs it).
Incredibly...

I have removed it.

But still, without that spyware I get the behaviour which I described.
The whole maching slows down and finally my internet connection does not
work. 
I can stop Mozilla. When a want to shut down windows and perform a re-start,
windows hangs. Ctrl-Alt-Del is the only way then.

I don´t know where it comes from, but I think it startet when I installed
RC3...

Leaving it as worksforme. If I get more information, I may edit the bug.
Thorsten - have you reduced the set of steps to reproduce the problems you are
describing?  Without an easy, 100% reproducible testcase (or a leak log of some
sort), this bug isn't going to be very helpful (sorry).
okay, verified (for now).
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Updated

9 years ago
Component: MailNews: Notification → MailNews: Message Display
QA Contact: stephend → search
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