Software update hangs with 100% processor usage when user lacks ntfs write permissions on the update folder

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

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RESOLVED FIXED
14 years ago
11 years ago

People

(Reporter: bent.mozilla, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.8.0 Branch
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b5) Gecko/20050926 
Firefox/1.4

Software update hangs with 100% processor usage when user lacks NTFS write 
permissions on the update folder.

To reproduce:

1. Run Firefox once so that the 'Updates' and 'Updates/0' directories are 
created. Close Firefox.
2. Change the NTFS permissions on either of the above folders to disallow file 
creation and modification.
3. Restart Firefox. Navigate the menus to 'Help' -> 'Check for Updates...'. 
Firefox should display the Software Update UI.
4. Once an available update has been detected, click the 'Download and 
Install' button. Firefox will begin the update process, but will stop almost 
immediately with the status string 'Connecting to the update server'.

In past builds the throbber and progress bar would simply spin forever, but 
with this build the UI actually freezes and the processor usage shoots sky 
high. No crash is ever observed, but Firefox must be forced to close.

This is a spin-off bug from bug 309183, destined for a fix after FF1.5b2, I 
think.
nominating for the next release to keep this on the radar
Flags: blocking1.9a1?
This appears to be fixed with the patch for bug 309183. Resolving.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Flags: blocking1.9a1?
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(Assignee)

Updated

11 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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