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Spargeltarzan
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:33 pm    Post subject: [WORKAROUND] Firefox randomly shutdowns Reply with quote

Hi,

My firefox crashes randomly 1-2 times a day under my Gnome environment.

This are my useflags:
www-client/firefox gmp-autoupdate hwaccel pgo

I have my system up-to-date and run Firefox stable 52.4.

Any idea what is the reason for this?

Many thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there specific websites that causes crashes?

Does firefox-bin behave the same way?

Are you running out of memory? Hardware problems?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't try firefox-bin yet. Would prefer compiled version.

I didn't realise any dependence on specific websites, seems to be irrelevant. Mostly when I read something important, to make me angry :D

I have 8GB Ram, sometimes firefox needs more than 1GB, also when only 4-5 sites are open. Have a RAM Monitor and I rarely use more than 80 % of my ram.

Not aware of any hardware problems, everything else works well...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's worth to try the precompiled version to see if the behavior is the same.

Check in dmesg for any segfaults perhaps.

I haven't seen a random crash in a long time on my (known good) boxes, so there's something specific to your machine. I tend to quit firefox often so that its memory footprint doesn't bloat away all RAM, so I likely won't ever see OOM crashes.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I leave Firefox ESR open for extended periods and have not experienced any crashes. It tends to hover around ~790M, which is pretty sad for how little I exercise it (no complex pages, no plugins, etc.), but as I understand it, memory bloat is standard on Firefox.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which Version is the Firefox Extended Support Release?
Can I install it through Portage normally?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ESR is currently 52.4 and is the default version of Firefox that gets installed.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

I have just realised a crash on a freshly booted system with 14 % RAM used of 8GB. (Firefox 52.4.0) Three Tabs were open. Maybe there are some flash contents on this site, but I am not sure. How can I find this out?

Please see attached my dmesg https://paste.pound-python.org/show/FHFRNKiaU6zvn92lPZup/, I do not see anything related, have some acpi-warnings...

So I will install firefox-bin now and try my luck with it.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

Did you try to execute Firefox from a terminal, and see if there is some message?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used until now the binary ~57.1 without any troubles...
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