Firefox crash

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Aug 30 03:31:07 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-08-29 at 15:31 -0400, imag1nary number wrote:

> I'm running the same packages, save the 32-bit versions (and with
> Flash plugin). Firefox 
> did crash on me this morning the first time I started it. Since then,
> it's been rock-solid,
> including navigating to that page.

AIUI, it's very difficult to have a dependable reproducer for the bug,
because it happens when the server returns some fairly unusual responses
to a DNS query - SERVFAIL, NOTIMP or REFUSED. It's rare for a server to
be in a state where it will always give out such a response, but when it
happens, it's usually the case for a few minutes at a time. So some
query will seem to be a 'reliable reproducer' for half an hour, then
it'll suddenly quit being one.

Nevertheless, the bug does seem reasonably well understood and there's a
patch for it; just glibc...being glibc...seems to be the roadblock to it
getting in, up or downstream. has been sitting
there for over a month now.

I'm about < > this close to just pushing it into glibc myself with
provenpackager privileges...
Adam Williamson
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