Closed Bug 695584 Opened 8 years ago Closed Last year

Detect startup crashes caused by incompatible addons

Categories

(Toolkit :: Add-ons Manager, defect)

defect
Not set

Tracking

()

RESOLVED INACTIVE

People

(Reporter: Unfocused, Unassigned)

References

Details

Part of the self-tests for compatible-by-default addons.

Detect startup crashes, figure out if they're related to an addon, mark that addon as incompatible.
are you thinking this is a service supplied by general crash stats data or adminstrators of that data, or something the client tries to figure out on its own.

We definitely have suspects in the crash data.

reports like https://crash-analysis.mozilla.com/chofmann/20111019/stats-7.0.1-txt help to isolate crashes that 100% of the time happen within 30-60 seconds of start up, and are strongly associated with addons, and addon compat checking.

often the crashes happen before the compatibility checking happens so we get false indidators there.  Here is an example from the report above.

win5.1 0.63 
win6.0 0.04 
win6.1 0.34 
less than 30 seconds 100%     	
addons not checked 0.0000	
crash count 331	
signature vksaver3.dll.0x2e55	
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?bug_id=614966

that bug has some hints about how we might construct a test case to draw out incompatibility that results in crashes.
Per policy at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bug_Triage/Projects/Bug_Handling/Bug_Husbandry#Inactive_Bugs. If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: Last year
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.