I don't think we ever want to restart a plugin instance so we can stop caching them entirely and remove code that looks for an old stopped instance to re-use when instantiating.
I'm not sure we want to support NPPVpluginKeepLibraryInMemory either. Right now that marks an instance for caching, which effectively prevents its plugin from ever unloading since an instance will remain indefinitely. This is a silly way to implement it, a better way would be to just mark the plugin as do-not-unload when this is set on any instance. However, since we don't unload plugins by default anyway this isn't really an issue.
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Yeah, this never seemed like a good idea to me either. r=jst
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Does this fix bu 659348?
If I'm reading
correctly this fix was first in Firefox 8.
Yes. And this is confirmed by the names of the 2011-07-08 and 2011-07-09 mozilla-central nightlies, which claim to be "8.0a1".