error channel closing too late to send/recv

Bug #1881423 reported by Jerry Quinn
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

I saw the following in my logs on a fresh install of 18.04.4:

May 30 12:57:05 cerberus org.gnome.Shell.desktop[2995]: ###!!! [Parent][RunMessage] Error: Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost
May 30 12:57:05 cerberus org.gnome.Shell.desktop[2995]: ###!!! [Parent][RunMessage] Error: Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost
May 30 12:57:05 cerberus org.gnome.Shell.desktop[2995]: ###!!! [Parent][RunMessage] Error: Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: gnome-shell 3.28.4-0ubuntu18.04.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.3.0-53.47~18.04.1-generic 5.3.18
Uname: Linux 5.3.0-53-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.15
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat May 30 12:57:41 2020
DisplayManager: gdm3
GsettingsChanges:

InstallationDate: Installed on 2020-05-29 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20190805)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm-256color
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-shell
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Jerry Quinn (jlquinn) wrote :
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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Best I can tell that message is from Firefox.

Sometimes applications' log messages get incorrectly labelled as coming from the shell.

affects: gnome-shell (Ubuntu) → firefox (Ubuntu)
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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Do those messages appear to be associated to unwanted behaviour/side effects (crashes, browser not functioning)?

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Jerry Quinn (jlquinn) wrote :

I wasn't able to match the messages to an associated behavior.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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centx (centx) wrote :

I still have this (or a very similar issue) after having upgraded to 20.04

```
gnome-shell[4128]: ###!!! [Parent][RunMessage] Error: Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost
```

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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

I've occasionally observed similar messages when testing firefox in virtual machines. This usually results in the firefox process taking longer than expected to return after quitting the application, but no other negative side effects.

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jimav (james-avera) wrote :

This is a problem because the errors also spew to the terminal -- corrupting whatever the user is doing now in the terminal.

Firefox is started with a terminal if the user runs (possibly indirectly through a script) something which uses xdg-open, for example, on a file when firefox is the handler for it.

###!!! [Child][MessageChannel] Error: (msgtype=0x3A0146,name=PContent::Msg_ScriptError) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost

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Andrey Voronov (orahorn) wrote :

I have the same bug and livestream (translation) on Youtube are not works. And display me on the vido region message: "Wrong browser". Works only prerecorded videos :-(

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