Sending emails to newsgroups makes me crash [@ nsMsgLocalMailFolder::WriteStartOfNewMessage]

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 12.0


MailNews Core
5 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: armenzg, Assigned: Bienvenu)


({crash, regression})

Thunderbird 12.0
crash, regression

Thunderbird Tracking Flags

(thunderbird11 unaffected)


(crash signature)


(1 attachment)

The email still gets sent but Daily has to get restarted.

This problem is for Mac and it started on Monday 9th.
I had been off for 2 weeks.

I don't know how to check for my version (how can I load about:?)


5 years ago
Summary: Sending emails to newsgroups make me crash → Sending emails to newsgroups makes me crash
12.0a1 2012-01-16
Thanks to jcranmer:
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:12.0a1) Gecko/20120116 Thunderbird/12.0a1

Not sure if I had any crash that were not related to this bug.
Crash Signature: [@ nsMsgLocalMailFolder::WriteStartOfNewMessage]
Summary: Sending emails to newsgroups makes me crash → Sending emails to newsgroups makes me crash [@ nsMsgLocalMailFolder::WriteStartOfNewMessage]
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Severity: normal → critical
Keywords: crash
more common signature is nsMsgLocalMailFolder::WriteStartOfNewMessage() per

if bp-1ef6ba89-b6c1-4116-86a8-d15fd2111227 is the same crash, then earliest build is ~dec 26. 

(no time for more analysis)
Crash Signature: [@ nsMsgLocalMailFolder::WriteStartOfNewMessage] → [@ nsMsgLocalMailFolder::WriteStartOfNewMessage] [@ nsMsgLocalMailFolder::WriteStartOfNewMessage() ]
Keywords: regression

Comment 6

5 years ago
what is the fcc folder set to for your news account (account settings, copies and folders)?
I don't know what fcc means.
Here's a screenshot.

Comment 9

5 years ago
Can't reproduce, but the crash is here:
as a regression, and top 5 crash for Daily, twould probably be cool to have this fixed before shipping aurora 12.0aN

and not just news - bp-8e90a98e-0655-455e-8c2c-50efb2120122 is via imap
Blocks: 402392
tracking-thunderbird12: --- → ?
Component: General → Backend
OS: Mac OS X → All
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
QA Contact: general → backend

Comment 11

5 years ago
the db for the sent folder is missing or invalid - patch coming up.
Assignee: nobody → dbienvenu

Comment 12

5 years ago
Created attachment 591252 [details] [diff] [review]
proposed fix

I verified that with this patch, messages are written to the fcc folder correctly even if the fcc folder .msf file is missing.
Attachment #591252 - Flags: review?(neil)


5 years ago
Attachment #591252 - Flags: review?(neil) → review+

Comment 13

5 years ago
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


5 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 12.0
just to be clear - setting tb11 not affected
status-thunderbird11: --- → unaffected
tracking-thunderbird12: ? → ---
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