Closed Bug 16066 Opened 20 years ago Closed 20 years ago

[DOGFOOD]apprunner.exe dumps core on create or migrate profile


(Core Graveyard :: Profile: BackEnd, defect, P3, critical)

Windows NT


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: courtney, Assigned: sspitzer)


(Whiteboard: [PDT+])

In spite of deleting mozregistry.dat and checking for registry entries, I can
repeatably generate a core dump with error code 0xC0000090 at address
0x78004DDA in apprunner.exe. The problem occurs when the program tries to
migrate or create a new profile, regardless of the path taken to get to this
step. The profile wizard comes up, but when you click the Next button, boom.

I checked and the address is invariant, by the way. I checked the bugzilla
database and found several that sounded similar, but none gave definite
conditions or the address of the dump so I figured I'd better go ahead and log
this. Sorry if it turns out to be a duplicate.

I'll be glad to send the core dump upon request, or to post it on an anonymous
FTP site, but be warned that it's quite large (multi megabytes).
Assignee: selmer → sspitzer
Seth, this looks like your stuff.
courtney, which build is this?
Milestone 10, downloaded 1999-10-11. I didn't go hunting for a
> "nightly build" so it's whatever was in the M10 file as of
> yesterday at about 1300 EDT. Let me know if you need me to look
> at a particular file for more detail than that -- this was my
> first real trial of Mozilla, and so I'm not familiar with where
> you code build numbers, etc.
> By the way, lest you should think all I'm doing is nitpicking
> bugs, I want to add that the new page rendering engine goes
> like the wind on my machine. For an early-release piece of code
> that hasn't (presumably) been tuned yet, that thing zooms!
> Nice clean rendering, too. Please pass along my compliments to
> the other members of the team.
> I'll be trying this puppy out on my Linux boxes, too. Can't
> wait! (I'd volunteer to help with some code, but I'm mostly a
> Java coder. When it comes to C++ you guys are way out of my
> league. I'm a good copy editor, though, so look me up if you
> need a hand fine-tuning the manuals.)
> Scott
Service Pack 4 is installed on the NT workstation.
Dogfood Candidate
Summary: apprunner.exe dumps core on create or migrate profile → [DOGFOOD]apprunner.exe dumps core on create or migrate profile
Whiteboard: [PDT+]
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Good news!

I've gotten M10 past the core dump!

Turns out there were TWO of those users50 directories on my
system, on different drives. The readme said to delete the thing
and I did, without realizing it might exist multiple places.
I had one on my WINNT system drive and one on my data drive.
Since the mozregistry file exists in \WINNT, and I found a
\USERS50 on the same drive, I thought I had cleaned everything
up. I guess I was wrong.

I was able to navigate around quite a few intranet sites,
including one of my own with extremely complex framesets (they
are invisible to the user but used for some fancy borders and
such -- nested three levels deep!). I can kill Microsoft
FrontPage instantly by opening that frameset (it core dumps).
IE works fine there, as does NS Nav 4.x, but not FrontPage.
You'll be pleased to know that Mozilla M10 works perfectly
on this page as well.

Your rendering engine was virtually flawless, and I loved being
able to import the IE Favorites transparently. Even knowing how
you did that (hey, they're just files, after all) doesn't take
away from the magic, because I wouldn't have thought of it
myself. Brilliant!

I would suggest that you close bug 16066 but that I add a note
as to the presence of multiple users50 directories.

You folks may have to eat some dogfood, but it looks as if I
have to eat some medium-rare crow today.... <grin>
I apologize for the bogus bug.

This is going to be -- no, already is -- an excellent browser.
Keep up the great work.

build 1999102108
Component: Profile Manager → Profile Manager BackEnd
Moving all Profile Manager bugs to new Profile Manager Backend component.
Profile Manager component to be deleted.
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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