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Forwarding multiple messages crashes thunderbird, then linux entirely



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14 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: mike, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)



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14 years ago
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If I highlight multiple messages in Thunderbird 0.5 (20040208) and then click
the forward button, the program hangs up and, after about 10 seconds, starts
thrashing the hard drive causing SuSE Linux 9.0 (2.4.21-166-smp) to hang
entirely.  This also happens with 0.3 on linux, although it takes moderately
longer for the OS to freeze.  This does _not_ happen on Window XP Pro (SP1) with
Thunderbird 0.3 (20031013).  While my system recovered from the 0.5 crashes, the
0.3 crash I just tried has caused my hard drive extreme amounts of grief and I'm
in the process of trying to get my machine to work again!

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select multiple messages
2. Click the forward button

Actual Results:  
The program hangs.  If I run 'top' while doing this, I see thunderbird using
97-99% of the CPU, then the HD starts thrashing and the OS dies entirely.  At
this point, I usually press the reset button as everything else is dead.

Expected Results:  
On windows it opens multiple compose windows one for each forwarded message.

Comment 1

13 years ago
mike <mcoury@dwavesys.com>: Could you reproduce this bug with Thunderbird 1.0 or
actual nightbuild?
Keywords: crash

Comment 2

13 years ago
version 1.0.2-1.3.2 (20050324)

With this version of TB, I can reproduce this.  Instead of hanging, the
application simply terminates completely in a blink.  
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