Created attachment 421202 [details] crash report for the abort I think this happened after I selected "Quit" from the Dock menu. Dock-menu Quit is known to be problematic for Firefox (see e.g. bug 384284), but this is the first I've heard of it triggering threadsafety aborts. ###!!! ABORT: imgCacheEntry release isn't thread-safe!: '_mOwningThread.GetThread() == PR_GetCurrentThread()', file /Users/jruderman/mozilla-central/modules/libpr0n/src/imgLoader.h, line 81
afaiu: 15 libSystem.B.dylib 0x9765f8a4 exit + 33 16 com.apple.AppKit 0x92c10002 -[NSApplication terminate:] + 1056 will never work properly. I think what's happening is that we have a 'static' pointer to something which holds an imageCache thing. But the static pointer expects to be shutdown/released from the proper thread. What's happening is that exit is looping over all of those static objects and forcefully asking them to die, but some of them are owned by other threads, which are probably still very alive, and would be quite shocked to see their objects changed randomly by the main thread. The fix (if possible) is for us to cause the 'please quit' message to let us unwind our stack properly.
We can't stop using [NSApplication terminate:] -- it's the OS that calls it (under certain circumstances), not us. We also can't simply ignore the OS's calls (by for example by always returning NSTerminateCancel from [NSApplicationDelegate applicationShouldTerminate:]) -- otherwise quitting from the Dock menu wouldn't work (as would other things that make the OS want to use [NSApplication terminate:]). The only way this bug and bug 384284 can be fixed is with a substantial re-design of the browser's shutdown sequence. Basically, we need either a call that synchronously shuts down the browser completely, or a callback that tells us the browser has finished shutting down (from which we could call [NSApplication replyToApplicationShouldTerminate:YES]).
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 529949
sorry, i should have caught the dupe :)
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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