signons.txt is 128MB large

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 228270

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 228270
15 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: wolruf, Assigned: bryner)

Tracking

({hang, regression})

unspecified
x86
Windows 2000
hang, regression
Points:
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Bug Flags:
blocking1.6 -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
build: FB 20031024 Win2k

Since this WE, I noticed that it took longer and longer to get initial HTTP 
Auth popup when trying to reach sites with HTTP authentication. In 2 days, FB 
was just unusable (700MB of RAM).
I'm using the security manager to protect passwords (HTTP basic auth.).
I checked for a possible parsing issue with FB, and one of my files, 
signons.txt, in my profile is 128MB large.
I'll try 20031027 tonight and can possibly send the zipped signons.txt (only 
400KB) to a developer (for security reasons).

One possible reason I see is bug 222134, which touched wallet.cpp according to:
http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsquery.cgi?
branch=HEAD&file=mozilla/extensions/wallet/src/wallet.cpp&date=month
(Assignee)

Comment 1

15 years ago
It's not that, Firebird does not use extensions/wallet at all.

Comment 2

15 years ago
Do you remember anything peculiar that may have happened while using password
manager? I'm thinking along the line of a connection problem when telling the
password manager to save login information for example.
(Reporter)

Comment 3

15 years ago
bug 222134 also touched Satchel.
Few actions that happened this WE, one of my passwords changed so I had to save
the new one, and also deinstalled Googlebar to then install an earlier version
of googlebar (after restarting).

Comment 4

15 years ago
20031007, on Win XP pro

My signons.txt was 135MB. Took me a while to find the file and figure out that
this was the reason for permanent crashes of firebird on pages with forms.

No unusual activity on my side before the problem.

Comment 5

15 years ago
My signons.txt grew up to several hundreds of MBs, each time I tried to store
the password of a proxy login. 
The 'AuthName' of this logon contained a German umlaut which was replaced by
various sequences of thousands of characters. At the place of 'ü' you could read
for example fÃ...ƒÂ‚¼. 
There seems to be a problem while escaping/coding characters in the range 128...255.

Updated

15 years ago
Flags: blocking0.8?
minusing request, bryner's gone until Dec 30th, and the fix for this probably
isn't trivial
Flags: blocking0.8? → blocking0.8-
(Assignee)

Comment 7

15 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 228270 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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