|Date:||Fri, 29 Dec 2006 14:19:31 +0100|
After a recent update (including to ff 188.8.131.52 from 184.108.40.206) firefox became ... useless: > /usr/bin/time -h firefox 0.68s real 0.17s user 0.07s sys > Of course no window popped up, there was nothing. Removing the .mozilla directory only adds 1 or 2 seconds until it exits (it seems to create .mozilla folder and a default profile). I did ktrace firefox and I have no idea how or why it does die but it does experience "Resource temporarily unavailable" a few times so I suspect this is the same as the gmake's write error I have been experiencing since May 2006 (maybe even before but would have to check more thoroughly). After this I also tried accessing some protected samba shares with konqueror and in most cases I just got a nice box saying "Internal error has occured: Resource temporarily unavailable" and a few times I actually got back "Access denied" (which it should've reported in all cases?). So I suspect the same cause (bug) is shared among all three cases (if all 3 are experiencing the same problem, it is probably present in other things I haven't noticed yet?). Now since without firefox I can't even access my bank or work from home or do anything else productive (all my bookmarks, passwords and certificates are saved in firefox) I am _really_ desperate. I did try checking the ktrace of firefox to find the problem myself but it would probably take me a few weeks just to find out why does it die and I need it solved much faster. The ktraces are present at leaf:~rumko/crash/firefox/ktrace.*, leaf:~rumko/crash/gmake/ktrace.* and leaf:~rumko/crash/konqueror/ktrace.*. There are some old e-mails if you search for "write error" on the ML and there is some more info that Matt told me through e-mail so whoever does pick this job up, e-mail so I can send you some more information. I need this solved ASAP and am prepared to pay up to 100€ (I would have put this on the Code Bounties page on the wiki but I'm not even sure if it is the same bug or not).
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