when multiple (over 15) tabs are opened, images are not displayed, fonts are messed, UI hangs

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

Core Graveyard
GFX: Win32
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critical
RESOLVED EXPIRED
16 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Andrei Andreev, Assigned: Kevin McCluskey (gone))

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 98

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Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; bg-bg; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; bg-bg; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312

In many sites (e.g. http://e-bane.net) opening a large amount of tabs (over 15)
results in graphics freezes (images load, but do not display until autofitted,
or clicked), switching tabs does not refresh the window content, resizing text
causes cyrillic letters to appear as "?" (w/o the quotes) and to be malalligned
(running out of the right margin of a table). The tabs UI representation is
messed - tabs get thick black outline, and multiple tabs are misrepresented as
active.
This actually affects other active applications (messing up their layout and
their widgets). Often "not enough memory to display" style errors are produced.
Restarting Mozilla fixes everything.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to some site, e.g. http://e-bane.net
2.Using "load tabs in background" open a very large ammount of tabs from the site
3.Switch between tabs before they load completely, resize text with mouse wheel

Actual Results:  
Images load, but do not display until autofitted, or clicked, switching tabs
does not refresh the window content, resizing text causes cyrillic letters to
appear as "?" (w/o the quotes) and to be malalligned (running out of the right
margin of a table). The tabs UI representation is messed - tabs get thick black
outline, and multiple tabs are misrepresented as active.
This actually affects other active applications (messing up their layout and
their widgets). Often "not enough memory to display" style errors are produced.
Mozilla can be closed properly. Restarting Mozilla fixes everything.

Expected Results:  
Well, it should have acted as expected.

Running on Windows 98 SE, with the latest windowsupdate-s, on a P-II Celeron
433, with 224 MB RAM, GeForce 2 GTS (updated drivers dated 11-18-2002).
Using Modern theme and a BG-bg layout (unofficial, little modifications here, i
think problems existed before it though).
(Reporter)

Comment 1

16 years ago
This behaviour did not appear in 1.2.1 and prior tabs-capable releases.

Comment 2

16 years ago
All the problems seem like GDI issues to me. Could you run the resource monitor
(accessories -> system tools -> resource meter; at least, I don't think win98
has anything better available) and check that when these problems occur, your
GDI resources have dropped to <10% ?
If so, this is probably a dupe... Unless..., are you absolutely certain the same
problem didn't occur with 1.2.1? Running exactly the same other programs and
opening the same sites?
(Reporter)

Comment 3

16 years ago
Thanks for the hint! GDI resources actually do drop down to 0%.
However, I've been using Mozilla heavily on this 98SE for 7 months now and I
have not noticed problems of this sort. The problem appeared quite immediately as I 
uograded from 1.2.1 to 1.3 (release).
I cannot guarantee that I have been running exactly the same programs at the
time of the crashes, but, i mostly run the same stuff when browsing (some IMs,
The Bat!, F-Secure SSH, Outpost FW, UD LigandFit). I get these kind of crushes
at other sites too (particularly the picture rich ones)
Note: I will be upgrading my machine and OS early this week, so if you want some
extra info on this "bug", please contact me asap.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

16 years ago
When closing mozilla I get 57% free GDI resources (up from 0%), and the
"crushes" in the previous comment ("I get these kind of crushes at other sites
too...") are, of course,  crashes.

Comment 5

15 years ago
Can you, on Win98, download the GDI usage tool that is attached on bug 199443
and run this against the e-bane.net site & tabs and then tell me which 
resource(s) we are using up?

I am assuming it is fonts.
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