cache corruption when FreeBSD mailing list web page recycles on Sunday




Networking: Cache
14 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Seth Hieronymus, Assigned: Blake Ross)


Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7

Every week, the FreeBSD mailing lists recycle, ie go back to zero mail messages,
in each of the categories listed at ''.

Without fail, if I have been looking at messages during the week, and then go to
look at them on Sunday, or after, the cache seems to get corrupted, or Firebird
gets confused (because a page which listed 100s of messages now lists 5).  

If I look at a mail message within a subcategory, ie:
'', and then hit the back
button (to go back to, then
the page is just blank, and any attempts to reload the page don't change that. 
To fix, I empty the cache, hit reload, and the page will be fine for the rest of
the week -- until Sunday when it recycles.

This happens with Windows XP, also.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to:
2. Look at several (how many?) mail messages, and keep hitting back to look at more
3. Wait until Sunday when the mailer resets the web pages
4. Go back to:
5. Look at one or more messages, hitting the back button
6. The page, '' will go blank

Actual Results:  
Empty pages

Expected Results:  
Recycle the cache and show the actual page

To fix, just empty the cache
Does this also occur under Mozilla?

Comment 2

14 years ago
Yes, with Mozilla (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5)
Gecko/20031007), the identical problem occurs.  

After previously viewing mail messages... on Sunday morning, go to FreeBSD
mailing lists, click on a category (src-all), click on a mail message (top
message?), hit back to go back to the mail category, and the page is blank. 
Every revisit to this page (src-all) is blank.

Clearing the cache fixes it for another week.
Component: General → Networking: Cache
Product: Firebird → Browser
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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