From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-3 alpha; en-US; 0.8.1) Gecko/20010310 BuildID: 0000000000 Frequently crashes on startup (95% of attempts) with Segmentation Fault on RH Linux 6.2 (kernel 2.2.16-3) for Alpha. Seems to be dependent on what has been run before and what initialization tasks are performed (e.g. component registration). Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1.Just attempt to start (e.q. ./mozilla in mozilla/dist/bin directory). 2. 3. Actual Results: Browser performs its startup and fails with a core dump. The failures occur at different points in the startup process, but once a failure occurs it seems that immediate re-attempts to start the browser fail at the same point. Removing component.reg often helps to get the browser started. Expected Results: The browser should start and present an initial window. This problem is exhibited after a complete download of the source and build of the browser, but also occurs when starting after performing other operations and programs. Immediate execution of the browser following the build consistently fails. The problem has occured on a version of the sources downloaded at 1:00 pm MST on 10-MAR-2001, but similar problems have existed since early December of 2000. Prior to that time the problem did not exist. The problem seems to be getting worse over time, but this is only my impression--I have not objective evidence of this. In the most recent build I was able to get gdb to read the various symbol information (without exhausting memory, generating a gdb internal error, or crashing the operating system) and give a stack trace, but I don't know how to get it pasted in this field. If it is useful, I can provide it if someone can tell me how to do so.
um. perhaps networking: file?
Assignee: asa → dougt
Component: Browser-General → Networking: File
QA Contact: doronr → tever
Reporter still a problem in the latest nightlies?
I have downloaded the complete sources and re-built the browser each week since my original report--the latest download was today (07-APR-2001). All of these attempts to build the browser have resulted in a browser that will not run long enough to display a window and all of the previous methods of getting the browser to start (e.g. deleting component.reg) have failed. All attempts to run gdb have failed with gdb internal errors.
After talking to Asa on IRC he says mark this NEW so I am :)
Assignee: dougt → cls
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Networking: File → Build Config
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: tever → granrose
Reassigning to msw as he claims the EV4 box netscape has is too old to upgrade to RH6.x.
Assignee: cls → msw
The 0.8.1 is (somewhat) runnable at RH 7.0/rawhide Linux/Alpha system, presuming I use blizzards specs file from his RedHat site. However there are possible problems lurking in the corners including: - version of gcc (perhaps egcs ? a.k.a. kgcc) - Need to use blizzards collection of support patches (?) - 64-bit pointer issues where code stores said pointer into some 32 bit space, and ... Most cases of the last are in hash functions, which should know better, than to cast a pointer into 32-bit quantity -- for hashing that is ok, but via: (PR32Uint)(long)ptrvar or something like that to silence the compiler. Now there is just too much clutter to find the real problem cases.
Is this still a problem for anyone? (probably not?) 0.9.7+ compiles/runs fine for me (Linux 2.4.9-12 Alpha)
I don't know if this is the same thing, but I just installed Mozilla 0.9.9 and I get a segmentation fault on at least one page. I'm running alphalinux (RH 7.1 on a 164LX) and I get a segmentation fault not on startup, but when viewing this page: http://www.sunspot.net.I can attach a stack trace although I'm new to this, and I'm not sure if I did the right thing or not. I was previously using 0.8.1 and that viewed that page no problem.
This may actually by the problem reported as bug 127455. I don't know if the patch developed for that bug is present in the version of the browser (0.9.9) being used. I built the browser from scratch on 16-MAR-2002 and it seems to handle the indicated page just fine.
the patch for bug 127455 did not make it into 0.9.9, so if you compile from 0.9.9 sources, that bug will show up. However, the RedHat RPMS (currently available as RawHide) do contain the patch for that bug.
mach1: so you're not seeing *this* bug anymore, right (Mozilla starts up ok)?
That's right, the browser starts up consistently and runs fine.
excellent! marking WORKSFORME
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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