[CentOS] annoying random Firefox crash - how to debug?

Timo Schoeler timo.schoeler at riscworks.net
Wed Feb 17 07:38:05 UTC 2010


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thus Rudi Ahlers spake:
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Frank Cox <theatre at sasktel.net> wrote:
> 
>> On Wed, 2010-02-17 at 08:51 +0200, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>>> Does anyone know how to check for a problem?
>> The first thing to do is disable all firefox plugins and see if the
>> problem goes away.
>>
>> --
>> MELVILLE THEATRE ~ Melville Sask ~ http://www.melvilletheatre.com
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>>
>> I already tried that, no luck :)
> 
> In fact,I only installed 3 plug-ins yesterday, had nothing before that.
> 
> Something interesting that I picked up is that Thunderbird will close
> randomly (very seldom though) as well, so I don't know if it's Firefox
> specific though.
> 
> I have picked up that it happens more often when my PC's memory usage is
> above 2GB RAM, and memtest86+ didn't indicate any memory problems. If I have
> less tabs open, it happens less often, but the more tabs I have open, the
> more often it happens.

Hi,

I have the same behaviour here on my known-good memory (8GiByte)
'workstation', both for Firefox (have about 100 tabs open, spread over
four windows) and Thunderbird, w/Thunderbird having 'uptimes' of a few
weeks regularly, while FF tends to crash every ten to 15 days (give or
take).

To sum it up: I don't really think it's a memory problem. It can't be
excluded, of course, but maybe there's more crash prone stuff in there.

Timo
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