appreg (unix registry) file grows without bound if you create and remove a single profile



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Profile: BackEnd
15 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: William Bardwell, Unassigned)


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15 years ago
Build Identifier: 1.5

I made a program that creates and removes a single profile name,
updating the registry between each.
And the appreg file just grows and grows, even though the amount
of meaningful data isn't changing.  This is unfortunate behavior,
and means that writting mozilla based programs which only really
want a temporary profile pretty much requires leaving the temporary
profiles around for ever, or face an eventual major failure when the
registry file gets too big.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
  nsCOMPtr <nsIProfileInternal> profile_manager =
    do_GetService(NS_PROFILE_CONTRACTID, &rv);
nsString junk_profile;
for (int j = 0; j < 100000; ++j) {
nsnull, nsnull, PR_TRUE);
profile_manager->DeleteProfile(junk_profile.get(), PR_TRUE);
if (j % 1000) {
    printf("%d\n", j); fflush(stdout);

Actual Results:  
my appreg file went from 7k to 300k (and I stoped it early)

Expected Results:  
appreg file should reach a steady state size where it stops
getting bigger.
Assignee: general → nobody
Component: Browser-General → Profile Manager BackEnd
QA Contact: general → core.profile-manager-backend

Comment 1

15 years ago
Isn't this bug 10210 ? See bug 109739 comment 26
We're not fixing the libreg format, we want to kill it. See bug 174522
Depends on: 174522
No longer depends on: 10210
Depends on: 10210
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