I am using Solaris 8 on an Ultra 5 machine w/128 MB of RAM. Originally when I tried to run Mozilla, I would get two GTK errors on startup and mozilla would die (since M14). Later on I found the problem was that GTK is a shared memory hog and that the shared memory needs to be adjusted. The fix is at: http://www.scms.rgu.ac.uk/staff/jr/computing/unix/xmms/#problems I set it to the maximum amount of shared memory allowed by Solaris (8 megs). This allowed me to run Mozilla. However, after a couple of runs the shared memory runs out and I have to log out and log back in to run Mozilla. With the most recent nightly (2000-4-18), Mozilla is finally stable and does not core dump after several minutes. As a result, I quickly found that Mozilla can and will interfere with other apps that are using shared memory. My specific instance is the SunPCi card which makes use of 1 meg of shared memory. The problem I ran into is that my Windows session would lock when accessing a network drive mapped to the Solaris directory structure. The resulting message I received on the console is: sunpcidrv: enqueue_kmem_request() kmem_alloc(data) failed on size 0 When I closed Mozilla, the problems disappeared. It is my contention that Mozilla is using all available shared memory and is thus disrupting other programs. My version of GTK+ is 1.1.2 and came preinstalled on my system. Is there some way to limit the shared memory usage of GTK+ to say 1 meg or perhaps even 1/8 of the available shared memory? This I think would go a long way to solving these problems. Thank you.
changing from architecture to browser
Assignee: endico → cls
Component: GFX → Build Config
Product: Architecture → Browser
QA Contact: nobody → granrose
Version: 5.0 → other
I think this is a known problem. What sort of performance penalty are we looking at by compiling mozilla against a gtk that was compiled with --enable-shm=no ?
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
interesting. I don't really know. I have enable-x11-shm turned off in mozilla (even if you enable it) so we don't use it. gdkrgb creates some shared regions when gdk_init gets called, but other than that I don't know. I will try and contact raph and see what he says.
To add, here are the error messages I get on startup: Gdk-ERROR **: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation) serial 214 error_code 11 request_code 45 minor_code 0 Gdk-ERROR **: BadFont (invalid Font parameter) serial 215 error_code 7 request_code 47 minor_code 0
Should this be "future" or are you actually targetting M20?
I'm hoping that between now and M20, I'll actually have time to build a gtk with --enable-xshm=no on solaris to test this.
Turns out that I don't have the time. :(
Target Milestone: M20 → Future
Is this bug report still valid ? It dates back to M14 and there is no activity. Shuld n't it be closed ?
Mass reassign to default build config owner
Assignee: cls → mozbugs-build
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Priority: P3 → --
Mass reassign of Build/Config bugs to Leaf.
Assignee: mozbugs-build → leaf
Target Milestone: Future → ---
This bug is over 3 years old and (as far as I can tell) is no longer exhibited by current builds on Solaris 8. As far as I'm concerned, it can probably be closed.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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