The spinning pinwheel and browser hanging has returned in the Jan. 20th nightly build




9 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Michael, Unassigned)


Mac OS X

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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-30])



9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.2a1pre) Gecko/20090121 Minefield/3.2a1pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.2a1pre) Gecko/20090121 Minefield/3.2a1pre

In 3.1 b3pre, Firfox hung with a spinning pinwheel for about 30 seconds on launch.  That went away when I switched to the 3.2 alpha nightlies.  Now that bug has returned.  After I applied the latest nightly update, the browser hung for about 30 seconds - 1 minute.  I could move the browser, but could not interact with it, and it had a spinning pinwheel.  Even after the pinwheel went away, I could not interact with the browser for about another minute.  OS X indicated that the browser was responding.  It looks like it might be blocking on something.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install latest nightly build (as of Jan 21st morning) and restart (this may just require a restart with no nightly build update.
2.  Browser hangs for 30 seconds or more with a spinning pinwheel
3.  Browser won't interact with mouse or even take the mouse focus change.
Actual Results:  
Browser hangs with pinwheel spinning

Expected Results:  
Browser should never hang.

Did not occur with the Jan 18th or 19th builds.

Comment 1

9 years ago
An update - Firefox appears to be doing some heavy disk activity when teh pinwheel occurs.  It just occurred on a non-startup when I went to this url:

with many other tabs open.
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 2

9 years ago
I haven't had any problems. I think this bug might have expired.

Comment 3

9 years ago
And here's my build info:
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.2a1pre) Gecko/20090707 Minefield/3.6a1pre
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.13 or later in safe mode or a fresh profile? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.

You may also wish to try with the latest Firefox 4 beta,
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-30]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.13 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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