mozilla hangs with 100% cpu on bare address in url window [@ nsGnomeVFSProtocolHandler::Init]



14 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Jim Brown, Unassigned)


({crash, regression})

crash, regression
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14 years ago
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; OSF1 alpha; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040228

Enter a value in url window (e.g.
mozilla is now hung using 100% cpu.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. enter a bare address in url window: e.g.
2. see mozilla hung with 100% cpu usage
3. there is no #3

This seems to be a recent regression.

There is a similar kind of 100% cpu hang if I enter a file download in the url
window, e.g.

The UI is hung but the file download appears to be progressing.
I did not wait to see if the UI would come back to life after the download finished.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Created attachment 142706 [details]
Traceback after entering cstars... in url window

Comment 2

14 years ago
Created attachment 142707 [details]
Traceback on file download attempt

Traceback looks the same as the first attachment.
This appears to be the same problem.
Download link is

Comment 3

14 years ago
This is really a crash (if I use the debugger).
It is only a hang because mozilla does not successfully trap the SEGV fault.


14 years ago
Keywords: crash, regression
Summary: mozilla hangs with 100% cpu on bare address in url window → mozilla hangs with 100% cpu on bare address in url window [@ nsGnomeVFSProtocolHandler::Init]

Comment 4

14 years ago
Trunk build on 040227 15:56 does not have this problem.
Trunk build on 040228 11:03 has this problem.
Trunk build on 040301 16:24 still has this problem.

Comment 5

14 years ago
this is not a problem for me under linux.  nsGnomeVFSProtocolHandler is an
optional extension that was added just recently (See bug 233305).  perhaps there
is some problem with OSF/1 that prevents it from working correctly?  who
generated the OSF/1 build, and what options were used to compile it?  perhaps
this option should be specified:

Blocks: 233305

Comment 6

14 years ago
--disable-gnomevfs does get rid of the crash but this does not resolve the
question of why mozilla crashes with gnomevfs.  I will see if I can get anywhere
with the debugger.


14 years ago
Blocks: 237822

Comment 7

14 years ago
The crash may come from the fact that glib-1.2 (from gtk) and glib-2.0 (from
GnomeVFS) are used at the same time. Can you confirm?
See bug 238374.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Crash Signature: [@ nsGnomeVFSProtocolHandler::Init]
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