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

Rudi Ahlers rudiahlers at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 07:43:57 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 9:38 AM, Timo Schoeler
<timo.schoeler at riscworks.net>wrote:

> 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
> Version: GnuPG v1.4.5 (GNU/Linux)
> PUBKb+K0GtmVBtIzAosP6bY=
> =Xj13
> _______________________________________________

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.

At the same time, on the same PC, when I'm in Windows XP SP3 (dual boot), I
can have many more tabs open as well as Thunderbird, Quickbooks, Photoshop
CS3 and some other applications, and it doesn't cash.

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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