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config files and booksmarks often corrupted on OS crashes

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 193749

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 193749
14 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: Floyd D'Bird, Assigned: Conrad Carlen (not reading bugmail))

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x86
Windows 2000
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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

I have a new network card (Sierra Wireless) that often does not shutdown
cleanly.  When this happens and requires a chkdsk/scandisk,  90% of the time the
files that are bad are mozzilas.  It seems Mozilla could use a better thought
out way to update these, or call sync more often.  I am not making changes, or
adding bookmarks so I am not sure why these files are in flux, perhaps too much
dynamic info is kept in too few files? 

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. shutdown windows 2000, and have it hang
2. run scandisk
3. check found.NNN and often find mozilla droppings
Actual Results:  
bookmarks and settings are gone

Expected Results:  
These files to not be in flux when changes are not being made, updates to be done
more atomically (ie, write out a temp file and rename into place so old data is
not lost until update is complete, sync to be called etc)

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 193749 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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