I recently installed PSM 1.1 for Mozilla (M16 build 2000061311) from the web site pointed to on the main mozilla.org page (http: //docs.iplanet.com/docs/manuals/psm/psm-mozilla/index.html). While browsing egghead.com (multiple windows were open, all browsing on this site -- but notably, none were using secure connections), I noticed that my computer was bogging down. I opened up WinTop to close down Mozilla when I saw that what was really slowing my computer down was Mozilla's PSM.EXE, which was using over 50% of the CPU's resources. Not only did I find it strange that it was open even though I was not on a secure site, but it was rapidly creating new threads, eating up my system and CPU resources. Windows crashed before I could close PSM, but at the time Windows crashed, WinTop counted 975 threads belonging to PSM.EXE, which is obviously not normal behavior. I'll try to duplicate this if I can to give more specific information about when this happens.
Marking Worksforme. Using Win98 and WinNT, Wintop, and Mozilla build 2000061908. Psm.exe generally had 5 threads open even with multiple windows open, and all of the windows were pointing to secure sites. The most threads I ever saw was 7. Note: PSM.EXE will be loaded the first time it is needed, (to visit a https site or open the Security Advisor), and stays loaded until Mozilla is shut down.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
I figured out how to reproduce this. 1. Go to www.egghead.com. 2. Enter "Strobe Pro" (without quotes) into the "Search" box and click Search. (I highly doubt that a search for Strobe Pro specifically causes this, but other searches don't routinely cause this problem; searching for Strobe Pro is for some reason or another a reproducible problem.) 3. At this point, my computer *usually* opens up PSM, which starts creating threads. If this doesn't work, then open up the Strobe Pro product information in a new window (from the right-click menu) which always opens up PSM on my PC. I'll see if I can duplicate this on other computers. This doesn't appear to be build-specific, because I downloaded 2000061908 and it's still there. What's really bizarre about this is that PSM shouldn't be open at all, because I'm not viewing _any_ secure pages, nor have I viewed any during that browsing session. (Mozilla doesn't ask to open PSM, either; nor does it indicate that it's going to do so.)
Verified. I'm still not seeing a problem even with 8 secure windows open.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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