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Waterfox crashing

PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:31 am
by UK_GB
Hi Chuck,
I am having a problem with FEBE using Waterfox 56.0, whereby when FEBE attempts to backup my Waterfox files, I get a beach ball spinning followed by
the attached error message. Even when I attempt to set / change FEBE preferences, Waterfox crashes.
I set up a new Waterfox profile and added FEBE as the only add-on, yet the same problem occurs.
Hope you can help out with this, please.
My computer is running Mac High Sierra 10.13.1 / Waterfox 56.0

Re: Waterfox crashing

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:38 pm
by cbaker_admin
I can't get it to work either.

I installed High Sierra on a virtual machine then installed Firefox v56.0.2 and Waterfox 56. I added FEBE to both browsers and when trying to open FEBE options in either one, all I get is a spinning wheel (never got the error popup you got). I have to do a shutdown to clear it.

Since I know FEBE works with Firefox and Waterfox on Windows, I have to assume the issue is with High Sierra.

Re: Waterfox crashing

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:57 pm
by UK_GB
Hi Chuck,
Thank you for going to the trouble of installing High Sierra and checking FEBE.
Maybe it is a Waterfox 56 (Mac) problem. I say this because FEBE worked as it should in Waterfox 55 and, unlike your problem with Firefox 56, FEBE worked OK in that version for me, whilst running High Sierra.
Whatever is causing the crash, it's a shame, because FEBE was one of those -'must-have' extensions.
Thanks again for your time. Appreciated.


Re: Waterfox crashing

PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:46 pm
by grahamperrin
I have no experience of FEBE with Firefox 55 or less.

With Firefox 56.x and with Waterfox 56.0.1 on FreeBSD-CURRENT, a crash occurs towards the end (maybe ninety-something percent) of a selective backup.

With Waterfox started at the command line, here's the tail of the terminal output:

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mozilla::detail::MutexImpl::lock: pthread_mutex_lock failed: Resource deadlock avoided
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Screen recording available on request.

Later today I might try a debug run …

Re: Waterfox crashing

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:31 pm
by cbaker_admin
grahamperrin wrote:Later today I might try a debug run …

By that, do you mean FEBE Options > Advanced > Advanced preferences > FEBE debug mode? That should give you an indication of where its failing.

If you find anything, let me know and I will install FreeBSD in a virtual machine and try to duplicate it. Are you running FreeBSD v11.1?

full backups are crash-free

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:18 pm
by grahamperrin
Thanks. I'll do that.

Worth mentioning: I never had a problem with a full backup. For example:

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[grahamperrin@momh167-gjp4-hpelitebook8570p-freebsd] ~/Documents/IT/Mozilla/Firefox/FEBE/FEBE 2017 12-25 03.58.53% ls -hl
total 340669
-rw-r--r--  1 grahamperrin  grahamperrin   334M 25 Dec 04:00 profileFx56.0.1(FEBE8.9.3.1){default}.fbu
-rwxrwxrwx  1 grahamperrin  grahamperrin    33K 25 Dec 04:00 Results - FEBE 2017 12-25 03.58.53.html
[grahamperrin@momh167-gjp4-hpelitebook8570p-freebsd] ~/Documents/IT/Mozilla/Firefox/FEBE/FEBE 2017 12-25 03.58.53% ls -dl ..
drwxr-xr-x  5 grahamperrin  grahamperrin  15 25 Dec 03:58 ..
[grahamperrin@momh167-gjp4-hpelitebook8570p-freebsd] ~/Documents/IT/Mozilla/Firefox/FEBE/FEBE 2017 12-25 03.58.53% cd ..
[grahamperrin@momh167-gjp4-hpelitebook8570p-freebsd] ~/Documents/IT/Mozilla/Firefox/FEBE% uname -v
FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT #0 r320869: Mon Jul 10 13:57:55 UTC 2017
[grahamperrin@momh167-gjp4-hpelitebook8570p-freebsd] ~/Documents/IT/Mozilla/Firefox/FEBE%

(FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT … significantly outdated (July), but I doubt that's a factor.)

From the report:

25/12/2017 03:58:53
Item count: 1 total backed up — 0 extensions, 0 themes, 1 additional items.
Backup type: Full profile, Manual, Mode: Synchronous
Backup location: /home/grahamperrin/Documents/IT/Mozilla/Firefox/FEBE/FEBE 2017 12-25 03.58.53
Total processing time: 105.785 seconds

Re: Waterfox crashing

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:17 pm
by grahamperrin
Two frames from a screen recording: (full recording available on request).

In this incident, what's visible in the console window might not be useful.

I see something history-related in the FEBE progress window/dialogue …

Re: Waterfox crashing

PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:34 am
by cbaker_admin
It does seem that FEBE is crashing during the backing up of the browser history. Try unchecking that item in FEBE Options > What to backup > Additional items and see if the backup will complete.

Re: Waterfox crashing

PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:00 am
by grahamperrin
Strange. The screen recording reminds me that I clicked Deselect All for that column, so the attempt to backup history is unexpected.

Shifting focus: Firefox 56.0.2 on FreeBSD-CURRENT crashing at FEBE Options

Crashing Waterfox 56.0.4_4

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:23 pm
by grahamperrin
Reproducible with FBEE alone added to a new profile with Waterfox 56.0.4_4 on FreeBSD-CURRENT. Multi-process disabled. Simply opening the Options window of FEBE causes Waterfox to crash.

Re: Waterfox crashing

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:09 pm
by cbaker_admin
Please see this post.