Random soft-crashes, probably related to memory usage bug.

VERIFIED WORKSFORME

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Firefox
General
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critical
VERIFIED WORKSFORME
8 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: Jacob Carlson, Unassigned)

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.6) Gecko/20091215 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Firefox/3.5.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.6) Gecko/20091215 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Firefox/3.5.6

Firefox sporadically crashes without any warning, without any errorsö it just disappears.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Launch FF 3.5
2.Browse for an extended period of time without closing the session
3.leave it idle for a little while, and it'll disappear!
Actual Results:  
Firefox completely disappears, and, when relaunched, loads all tabs that were open as though it were told to save the tabs and quit.

Expected Results:  
It should stay open until exited by the user!

<Main>
 <Addons.lst>
   DownThemAll;
   FireFTP;
 </Addons.lst>
 <HardwareSpecs>
   CPU = 2.4Ghz */performs like 550Mhz/*;
   RAM = 1GB DDR400 */Pagefile.Present = False/*;
   OS = Windows XP Home (32 bit);
 </Hardware Specs>
</Main>
Reporter, please provide a crash ID. This isn't enough info

Resolved Incomplete
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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Comment 2

8 years ago
That's just it; there IS no crash ID or other info given! No errors, no warning, nothing! It just disappears! Exact (FF) version is 3.5.6
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Resolution: INCOMPLETE → WORKSFORME

Comment 3

8 years ago
run firefox from an XTerm, you'll at least get a basic message.
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Comment 4

8 years ago
It's impossible to get my mom (the main user of that computer) to leave a command prompt open to get crash info; she always closes the command prompt (and, by extension, that instance of FF), and restarts FF using one of the desktop shortcuts. I've already thought of that, tried it, and failed. Are there any internal commands (like the ones used to start FF in safe mode\profile selection mode, or get a stack trace) that you know of? If there aren't any,I've got an idea (might not be a feasible one) for a debugging code snippet that should help in cases like this one.

Comment 5

8 years ago
you can write a shell script which does something like:

firefox >> ~/firefox-out.log 2>> ~/firefox-err.log &

or something, the exact details of how the script would work would depend on your shell. And I'm too tired to figure out the proper syntax.
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