User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20050301 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20050301 For whatever reason, I get zombie Mozilla processes from time to time. When that happens, Mozilla becomes extremely unstable, crashing frequently after only minutes of usage. I can't seem to find a way to get rid of the zombies. After I reboot, Mozilla is fine until the zombies come back and then it gets unstable again. I don't know what's causing the zombies, but surely that shouldn't cause Mozilla to crash. Reproducible: Sometimes Note: I'm leaving this as "normal" because the zombies don't appear on a regular basis.
Uh, if there aren't any steps to reproduce (or something like that), this is likely to be invalid.
> I don't know what's causing the zombies, but surely that shouldn't cause > Mozilla to crash. It's likely the same thing that causes the zombies also causes the crash. Try a clean profile, removing extensions, plugins, etc.
Version: unspecified → 1.7 Branch
I've been working on this, and I think I have found what's going on. I'm using a MUD client called "Trebuchet" that is a Tcl/Tk program. If you tell it to open a URL in a browser window, and then you close the browser, it leaves a zombie process lying around until you close Trebuchet. Now, I don't know why the zombie process is hanging around, because I'm pretty sure that mozilla's binary is launched through a script, and it's not the shell process that is the zombie. But in any event, now we know the chain of events that lead up to the zombie, and we know that Mozilla isn't responsible for creating the zombie. The odd thing is that with that zombie hanging around, Mozilla launches and runs okay for several minutes before crashing. I'm not sure that an unrelated zombie process (or anything for that matter) is a good excuse for Mozilla to crash. Perhaps Mozilla is attempting some IPC and mistakenly identifies the zombie as another Mozilla process. When doing that, shouldn't Mozilla make sure that the other process it found isn't a zombie?
This bug still persists. I had to switch over to using Konqueror whenever I launched a browser from Trebuchet, because it doesn't have that problem.
Don have similar problems several months with trunk builds, WFM.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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