I'm running Mozilla trunk on Linux/x86. Most of the time if I accidentally launch a second instance of Mozilla then it detects this and pops up the profile dialog -- good. However, sometimes this locking fails and two Mozillas launch with the same profile. This can happen when mousebutton-bounce causes two process launches in quick succession, but also occurred to me today with a minute(!) between launch attempts, when my system was IO-loaded quite heavily and was taking quite a while to start Mozilla. So there seems to be a fairly large race window. As we know, concurrent profile use can cause dataloss -- this morning's accidental concurrent-launch of mailnews has corrupted my Inbox (I hope just the header summary file is garbled, but haven't checked).
-> browser, more likely
Component: Mail Window Front End → Profile Manager BackEnd
Product: MailNews → Browser
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
QA Contact: esther → core.profile-manager-backend
Haven't seen this happen in ages.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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