Segmentation Fault when starting firefox




8 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: Richard Biddle, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.70 Safari/533.4
Build Identifier: Ubuntu 3.6.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1

Seg Fault on starting.

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0xb703a250 in NewOrRecycledNode (tc=0xbfffe638) at jsparse.cpp:468
468	jsparse.cpp: No such file or directory.
	in jsparse.cpp

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Browser randomly quit while changing to a new tab.
2. Now cannot start. Seg Fault

(gdb) bt
#0  0xb703a250 in NewOrRecycledNode (tc=0xbfffe638) at jsparse.cpp:468
#1  0xb7046652 in NewParseNode (cx=0xb2fa0800, fun=0xb3026ea8, principals=0x0, 
    chars=0xb7e23084, length=33, 
    filename=0xb7e22efe "javascript:return new XPCNativeWrapper(arg);", 
    lineno=1) at jsparse.cpp:555
#2  JSCompiler::compileFunctionBody (cx=0xb2fa0800, fun=0xb3026ea8, 
    principals=0x0, chars=0xb7e23084, length=33, 
    filename=0xb7e22efe "javascript:return new XPCNativeWrapper(arg);", 
    lineno=1) at jsparse.cpp:1485
#3  0xb6fad545 in JS_CompileUCFunctionForPrincipals (cx=0xb2fa0800, 
    obj=0xb31ea0e0, principals=0x0, name=0xb7e22f2b "_XPCNativeWrapperCtor", 
    nargs=1, argnames=0xbfffe9f8, chars=0xb7e23084, length=33, 
    filename=0xb7e22efe "javascript:return new XPCNativeWrapper(arg);", 
    lineno=1) at jsapi.cpp:4862
#4  0xb6fad63d in JS_CompileUCFunction (cx=0xb2fa0800, obj=0xb31ea0e0, 
    name=0xb7e22f2b "_XPCNativeWrapperCtor", nargs=1, argnames=0xbfffe9f8, 
    chars=0xb7e23084, length=33, 
    filename=0xb7e22efe "javascript:return new XPCNativeWrapper(arg);", 
    lineno=1) at jsapi.cpp:4819
#5  0xb7706322 in nsJSContext::FindXPCNativeWrapperClass (this=0xb2505d00, 
    aHolder=0xb2547c10) at nsJSEnvironment.cpp:3041
#6  0xb770721a in nsJSContext::InitContext (this=0xb2505d00, 
    aGlobalObject=0xb5c53ff0) at nsJSEnvironment.cpp:2600
#7  0xb7718640 in nsGlobalWindow::SetScriptContext (this=0xb5c53fc0, 
    lang_id=2, aScriptContext=0xb2505d00) at nsGlobalWindow.cpp:1207
#8  0xb771fba1 in nsGlobalWindow::EnsureScriptEnvironment (this=0xb5c53fc0, 
    aLangID=2) at nsGlobalWindow.cpp:1259
#9  0xb792438d in nsDocShell::EnsureScriptEnvironment (this=0xb4bb5950)
    at nsDocShell.cpp:9920
#10 0xb7929cdc in nsDocShell::GetInterface (this=0xb4bb5950, aIID=..., 
    aSink=0xbfffec0c) at nsDocShell.cpp:851
#11 0xb7bf7b15 in nsGetInterface::operator() (this=0xbfffec38, 
    aIID=<value optimized out>, aInstancePtr=0xbfffec0c)
    at nsIInterfaceRequestorUtils.cpp:52
#12 0xb7bf664f in nsCOMPtr_base::assign_from_helper (this=0xbfffec48, 
    helper=..., iid=...) at nsCOMPtr.cpp:150
#13 0xb797e3d2 in nsCOMPtr (this=0xb2fd2240, aWindow=0xbfffec94, 
    aJSContext=0xbfffec90) at ../../../dist/include/nsCOMPtr.h:621
#14 nsAppShellService::GetHiddenWindowAndJSContext (this=0xb2fd2240, 
    aWindow=0xbfffec94, aJSContext=0xbfffec90) at nsAppShellService.cpp:430
#15 0xb797e8de in nsAppShellService::SetXPConnectSafeContext (this=0xb2fd2240)
    at nsAppShellService.cpp:122
#16 0xb797ea05 in nsAppShellService::CreateHiddenWindow (this=0xb2fd2240, 
    aAppShell=0xb4b311f0) at nsAppShellService.cpp:199
#17 0xb798e034 in nsAppStartup::CreateHiddenWindow (this=0xb4bfae50)
    at nsAppStartup.cpp:152
#18 0xb72d5d70 in XRE_main (argc=1, argv=0xbffff294, aAppData=0xb5c18380)
    at nsAppRunner.cpp:3373
#19 0x001119e3 in main (argc=1, argv=0xbffff294) at nsBrowserApp.cpp:158

Comment 1

8 years ago
Via Synaptic Package Manager, I did a re-installation of just the firefox package and now it is working ok again without the segfault. (I did not download new package, just reinstalled existing cached package download)

Comment 2

8 years ago
Next day, and it happened again.. but seems to be segfaulting in a different location now.

Starting program: /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.6/firefox-bin 
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 0xb5490b70 (LWP 13900)]
[New Thread 0xb4affb70 (LWP 13901)]
[New Thread 0xb42feb70 (LWP 13902)]
[New Thread 0xb3afdb70 (LWP 13903)]
[New Thread 0xb2effb70 (LWP 13904)]
[New Thread 0xb24ffb70 (LWP 13905)]
[Thread 0xb24ffb70 (LWP 13905) exited]
[New Thread 0xb24ffb70 (LWP 13906)]

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0xb70c8c16 in nanojit::Assembler::asm_exit (this=0xb4bdc8de, guard=0xb31dc928)
    at ./nanojit/Assembler.cpp:560
560	./nanojit/Assembler.cpp: No such file or directory.
	in ./nanojit/Assembler.cpp
(gdb) bt
#0  0xb70c8c16 in nanojit::Assembler::asm_exit (this=0xb4bdc8de, 
    guard=0xb31dc928) at ./nanojit/Assembler.cpp:560
#1  0xb70cad77 in nanojit::Assembler::gen (this=0xb4bdc844, reader=0xbfffe380)
    at ./nanojit/Assembler.cpp:1277
#2  0xb70cb21a in nanojit::Assembler::assemble (this=0xb4bdc844, 
    frag=0xb4bdcf54) at ./nanojit/Assembler.cpp:723
#3  0xb70cd2dc in nanojit::compile (assm=0xb4bdc844, frag=0xb4bdcf54)
    at ./nanojit/LIR.cpp:1969
#4  0xb70a4f5d in TraceRecorder::compile (this=0xb5cb4d90, tm=0x0)
    at jstracer.cpp:4212
#5  0xb70a76ed in TraceRecorder::closeLoop (this=0xb5cb4d90, slotMap=..., 
    exit=0xb1216114, consensus=@0xbfffe52c) at jstracer.cpp:4599
#6  0xb70ae762 in TraceRecorder::closeLoop (this=0xb5cb4d90, 
    consensus=@0xbfffe52c) at jstracer.cpp:4502
#7  0xb70aead6 in TraceRecorder::checkTraceEnd (this=0xb5cb4d90, 
    pc=0xb1223685 "\b\377\207V") at jstracer.cpp:5039
#8  0xb70af714 in TraceRecorder::relational (this=0xb5cb4d90, 
    op=<value optimized out>, tryBranchAfterCond=<value optimized out>)
    at jstracer.cpp:8624
#9  0xb70bbfad in TraceRecorder::monitorRecording (cx=0xb25b7c00, 
    tr=0xb5cb4d90, op=JSOP_LT) at jsopcode.tbl:139
#10 0xb7001746 in js_Interpret (cx=0xb25b7c00) at jsops.cpp:79
#11 0xb7007f11 in js_Execute (cx=0xb25b7c00, chain=0xb25f5ac0, 
---Type <return> to continue, or q <return> to quit---
    script=0xb147ad00, down=0x0, flags=0, result=0xbfffe944)
    at jsinterp.cpp:1601
#12 0xb6fad04a in JS_ExecuteScript (cx=0xb25b7c00, obj=0xb25f5ac0, 
    script=0xb147ad00, rval=0xbfffe944) at jsapi.cpp:4962
#13 0xb77083d0 in nsJSContext::ExecuteScript (this=0xb25f4ec0, 
    aScriptObject=0xb14a1f40, aScopeObject=0xb25f5ac0, aRetValue=0x0, 
    aIsUndefined=0x0) at nsJSEnvironment.cpp:1902
#14 0xb76ec8a6 in nsXULDocument::ExecuteScript (this=0xb1bf1c00, 
    aContext=0xb25f4ec0, aScriptObject=0xb14a1f40) at nsXULDocument.cpp:3669
#15 0xb76ec936 in nsXULDocument::ExecuteScript (this=0xb1bf1c00, 
    aScript=0xb14a6670) at nsXULDocument.cpp:3692
#16 0xb76f4cb3 in nsXULDocument::LoadScript (this=0xb1bf1c00, 
    aScriptProto=0xb14a6670, aBlock=0xbfffeab4) at nsXULDocument.cpp:3404
#17 0xb76f5243 in nsXULDocument::ResumeWalk (this=0xb1bf1c00)
    at nsXULDocument.cpp:3037
#18 0xb76ec1c9 in nsXULDocument::CachedChromeStreamListener::OnStopRequest (
    this=0xb150d390, request=0xb25c7320, aContext=0x0, aStatus=2153578529)
    at nsXULDocument.cpp:4560
#19 0xb793704a in nsDocumentOpenInfo::OnStopRequest (this=0xb1b472e0, 
    request=0xb25c7320, aCtxt=0x0, aStatus=2153578529) at nsURILoader.cpp:323
#20 0xb73ef846 in nsJARChannel::OnStopRequest (this=0xb25c7320, 
    req=0xb1b4f6a0, ctx=0x0, status=2153578529) at nsJARChannel.cpp:880
#21 0xb7352082 in nsInputStreamPump::OnStateStop (this=0xb1b4f6a0)
---Type <return> to continue, or q <return> to quit---
    at nsInputStreamPump.cpp:576
#22 0xb735233f in nsInputStreamPump::OnInputStreamReady (this=0xb1b4f6a0, 
    stream=0xb1b2f3e8) at nsInputStreamPump.cpp:401
#23 0xb7c178d3 in nsInputStreamReadyEvent::Run (this=0xb25f64e0)
    at nsStreamUtils.cpp:112
#24 0xb7c2c8d8 in nsThread::ProcessNextEvent (this=0xb5cdf8d0, mayWait=0, 
    result=0xbfffec2c) at nsThread.cpp:527
#25 0xb7bfb133 in NS_ProcessNextEvent_P (thread=0x0, mayWait=0)
    at nsThreadUtils.cpp:250
#26 0xb7b71a5d in mozilla::ipc::MessagePump::Run (this=0xb5cc5700, 
    aDelegate=0xb5c268a0) at MessagePump.cpp:118
#27 0xb7bc92aa in MessageLoop::RunInternal (this=0xb5c268a0)
    at ./src/base/
#28 0xb7bc92ce in MessageLoop::RunHandler (this=0xb5c268a0)
    at ./src/base/
#29 0xb7bc9345 in MessageLoop::Run (this=0xb5c268a0)
    at ./src/base/
#30 0xb7acc7ec in nsBaseAppShell::Run (this=0xb4b301f0)
    at nsBaseAppShell.cpp:174
#31 0xb798df78 in nsAppStartup::Run (this=0xb4bfaf70) at nsAppStartup.cpp:183
#32 0xb72d6246 in XRE_main (argc=1, argv=0xbffff284, aAppData=0xb5c18380)
    at nsAppRunner.cpp:3483
#33 0x001119e3 in main (argc=1, argv=0xbffff284) at nsBrowserApp.cpp:158

Comment 3

8 years ago
Fixed the issue again by reinstalling:
$ sudo dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_3.6.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1_i386.deb 
Preparing to replace firefox 3.6.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 (using .../firefox_3.6.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement firefox ...
Setting up firefox (3.6.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1) ...
Please restart all running instances of firefox, or you will experience problems.

And now starts without a segfault.

Comment 4

8 years ago
I think this may be due to a memory issue on my computer.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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