#12871 HIGH -: Firefox instability in Ceibal Builds

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Wed Mar 18 15:51:01 EDT 2015

#12871: Firefox instability in Ceibal Builds
            Reporter:  ebordon       |          Owner:  quozl
                Type:  defect        |         Status:  new
            Priority:  high          |      Milestone:
           Component:  distro        |        Version:  Development build
          Resolution:                |  as of this date
          Blocked By:                |       Keywords:
Deployments affected:                |       Blocking:
            Verified:  0             |  Action Needed:  diagnose

Comment (by Quozl):

 Yes, you might have thought that the logs would contain evidence of a
 Firefox failure, because you copied them from machines where a user
 reported a Firefox failure.

 But no, the logs have no evidence of a Firefox failure.

 The logs have evidence for #12872 (an X server memory leak), which if it
 happens while Firefox is on screen, may be misunderstood by users to be a
 Firefox problem.  But it would be impossible to change Firefox in any way
 to prevent #12872.

 ''journalctl'' is a program that queries the contents of the systemd(1)
 journal.  It is part of Fedora 20.  The journal function replaces an older
 function that used files in /var/log.

 By using ''journalctl'' after a Firefox failure, you will be able to check
 for key symptoms of #12872, which are out of memory reports by the kernel.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/12871#comment:7>
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