DragonFly bugs List (threaded) for 2005-03
Re: Firefox hangs in state 'kqread'
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Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :Maybe you want to check the recent libc related commits that
> :are to do with some form of serialisation, etc.
> Considering the amount of work that has gone into libc recently,
> this is a very real possibility. Now the question is finding what was
> changed in the (locking code probably) that created the problem.
> Matthew Dillon
Firefox Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 hangs (often several per hour)
& crashes (from one in two days, to five a day) are so common as to be
'taken for granted' here on Mac OS X.
'Full' Mozilla 1.7, OTOH, is only rarely a problem, would replace
Firefox, but I need several 'races' of browser to test web sites.
Most of my browsing is HKG-Europe or HKG-US, latency is high,
(at least 300-400 msec r/t) and HKG iCable link can often run
slow and at 20-30% packet loss when my neighbors are beating
the TV channels to death.
Opera, otherwise a nice browser, won't stay alive long enough
on the Mac in that environment to be bothered with.
Wife's FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE+GNOME 2.9 Athlon box OTOH
is outright bulletproof in *same environment* with Mozilla 1.6
- less so with Opera, but still decent. 1 GB in each box.
. ..FWIW, I suspect optimization for the 'browser speed wars'
is a contributor, as well as OS-sensitivity, as every browser 'upgrade'
the past two+ years has included a decline in stability.
OTOH, the iCable service has been getting worse over the same
period, so.... not definitive...