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firefox freezes when performng a TLS handshake

asked 2018-01-12 06:23:26 -0500

noobusinghacks gravatar image

updated 2018-01-12 18:04:09 -0500

running fedora 27 ive been noticing sense the update that firefox has been freezing on certain websites and it freezes up the whole session of the computer i went to and signed in then i clicked on my user profile after the little caption in the lower left corner of the window shows performing a TLS handshake to it seems to still be working and if i leave the lid closed it hibernates after a fiew minutes then i go to open it and press space the screen dosent load and the hard disk and DVD ROM activity light flicker at the same time even though theres no disk in the dvd drive what do you suppose might cause this?

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i ran firefox again from the terminal and noticed some stuff from chrome

[rfairbrother@localhost ~]$ firefox
[Parent 3684, Gecko_IOThread] WARNING: pipe error: Broken pipe: file /builddir/build/BUILD/firefox-57.0.4/ipc/chromium/src/chrome/common/, line 709
[Parent 3684, Gecko_IOThread] WARNING: pipe error: Broken pipe: file /builddir/build/BUILD/firefox-57.0.4/ipc/chromium/src/chrome/common/, line 709

i wonder where all these chromium things are coming from?

noobusinghacks gravatar imagenoobusinghacks ( 2018-01-12 19:04:23 -0500 )edit
  1. ipc/chromium/src/chrome/common/ is part of Firefox's Inter-Process Communication software. They have started using code from Google's Chromium browser to provide this functionality in their browser.
    1. When this issue is occurring, can you run a df -h and look to the tmpfs file system mounted to /dev/shm and see how much free space is available?

Something is going wrong with the creation or management of IPC pipes handled by that code. It should be using the /dev/shm filesystem for these pipes. You may also check into any AVC (SELinux) errors you may be seeing.

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2018-01-13 08:53:35 -0500 )edit

so i ran the df -hcommand

[rfairbrother@localhost ~]$ df -h 
Filesystem               Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs                 484M     0  484M   0% /dev
tmpfs                    496M  5.7M  490M   2% /dev/shm

the bugs bug.cgi?id=1539213 and were found in SELinux trobuleshoot otherwise it was fine where else should i look?

noobusinghacks gravatar imagenoobusinghacks ( 2018-01-26 17:39:24 -0500 )edit

also the computer becomes verry busy wen i leave the browser open and with the latest update it did this

  Running scriptlet: firefox-58.0-3.fc27.i686                               2/2 
  Running scriptlet: firefox-58.0-4.fc27.i686                               2/2 
  Running scriptlet: firefox-58.0-3.fc27.i686                               2/2 
Running as unit: run-re59f88f68dc24216af603fb7a366e4b1.service
  Verifying        : firefox-58.0-4.fc27.i686                               1/2 
  Verifying        : firefox-58.0-3.fc27.i686                               2/2 

noobusinghacks gravatar imagenoobusinghacks ( 2018-01-28 04:27:55 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-01-13 06:26:00 -0500

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Have a look at this SE thread.

journalctl -qb /usr/bin/firefox

have a look at directory ~/.mozilla/firefox. You may find there subdirectories with cache, "Crash Reports", but also many configuration files (for example profiles.ini).

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