Re: 2.6.29-rc1 Firefox crashing on page load

From: Justin Madru
Date: Fri Jan 16 2009 - 21:29:51 EST

Justin Madru wrote:

This is the weirdest crash I've come across related to an rc kernel.
First I tested .29-rc1 when it came out and firefox crashed only when clicking on certain links.
Now I updated my tree and compiled another kernel. This time firefox crashes right after it finishes loading my homepage.
This happens every time, and has never happened on any kernel before.

I did a strace of firefox and these are the last few lines that are always present before it crashes:

gettimeofday({1232129663, 344658}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({1232129663, 351300}, NULL) = 0
open(\"/home/justin/.mailcap\", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
time(NULL) = 1232129663
stat64(\"/home/justin/.gnome2/vfs/modules\", 0xbfec4efc) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64(\"/etc/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules\", {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0755, st_size=128, ...}) = 0
geteuid32() = 1000
getegid32() = 1000
getuid32() = 1000
tgkill(4615, 4642, SIGRT_1upeek: ptrace(PTRACE_PEEKUSER,4615,44,0): No such process

So far I've tried other programs, but I haven't seen any other crashes.
More information about my computer (including: dmesg, config, sysinfo) can be found at:

I just tested on -rc2 and still firefox crashes upon finishing loading the homepage.
I've not had this problem with a pre-29 kernel.

Justin Madru
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