FIREFOX randomly fails to complete loading of a page

Bug #177170 reported by Kevin Richards on 2007-12-18
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

Firefox randomly fails to complete loading of a page. The Status at the bottom of the page says 'Done', however the cursor is still rotating and the OnLoad javascript event callbacks are never invoked.

This problem is reproduceable on all the Linux installations running on multi-processor x86 boxes. Trying the same page on a windows single processor machine with the same version of Firefox seems fine - as does IE.

Removing part of the page which contains iframes (fck-editor) causes the problem to disappear.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Dec 18 15:09:47 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: firefox
PackageArchitecture: amd64
SourcePackage: firefox
Uname: Linux milieu 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Sun Oct 14 21:45:15 GMT 2007 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Kevin Richards (krichards-uk) wrote :
Kevin Richards (krichards-uk) wrote :

I managed to try this on a single processor Linux installation (albeit running on a VMWARE instance) and got the same problem.

Looking at the content of the page that caused the problem it appeared that there were multiple iframes within the page, with javascript that registered onload events using window.onload. When the javascript code was changed to load on the parent load completion the problem disappeared.

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :


please submit the crash report by (double) clicking on it (e.g. using gnome file manager). Otherwise, we won't be able to process it efficiently. The .crash files can be found in the /var/crash directory.

 - Alexander

Changed in firefox:
status: New → Invalid
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