Crashing when opeing browser

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Crashing when opeing browser

Post by ka9yhd » 2014-06-21, 06:20

Been experiencing crashes lately when opening the browser.

After it crashed I reopend Pale Moon in a terminal and got this:

(process:5900): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size == 0' failed
NOTE: child process received `Goodbye', closing down
!!! [YouTubeInfoService]: meta returns 404
SSL Observatory: Cert submission failure 0:
SSL Observatory: Planning to retry submission...
SSL Observatory: Retrying a submission...

Running on PClinuxOS with the 3.14.70 kernel. Pale Moon 24.6.1 x86

Please let me know what other info you require

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Re: Crashing when opeing browser

Post by Moonchild » 2014-06-21, 23:34

Apparently, the g_slice_set critical warning will be displayed on all modern Linux systems and can cause crashes or instability on some systems, apparently related to the version of glibc in use.

See also ... ug/1160569 and bug #833117

Considering this affects all Mozilla-based software, it's probably a good idea to see if you can get any more details on launchpad or in - it's a linux-specific core issue that should be looked at by the developers intimately familiar with Mozilla code on Linux.

@cyansmoker: maybe you can have a look at this? what glibc do you link against?
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Re: Crashing when opeing browser

Post by access2godzilla » 2014-06-22, 07:07

Moonchild wrote:what glibc do you link against?
It's dynamically linked. Try running Pale Moon on CentOS and something modern, say Ubuntu and observe the terminal output.

However, the above stated crashes may be related to oxygen-gtk2 themes (changing the theme would fix that).