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Firefox 29 Crashes

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11 June 2014 at 11:33pm Community Member, 509 Posts

HI All,

A couple of clients (as well as myself) have noticed that using Silverstripe's admin in Firefox 29 causes it to crash on an alarmingly regular bases.

Has anyone else had any issues with this? I am assuming it is to do with Firefox's JavaScript engine, as it always seem's to crash in the middle of an AJAX request...




12 June 2014 at 12:30am (Last edited: 12 June 2014 2:19am), Community Member, 215 Posts

Yep. Can confirm -- but cannot reproduce.

My crash log shows for FF29 Linux:
- Signature: mozilla::dom::WrapNewBindingObjectHelper<nsRefPtr<nsIHTMLCollection>, true>::Wrap
- Signature: mozilla::dom::ElementBinding::getElementsByTagName
- Signature: nsContentList::WrapObject

- Signature: StrReplaceRegexpRemove
- Signature: XUL@0x1f87c10 I js::Shape::search(js::ExclusiveContext*, js::Shape*, jsid, js::Shape*** bool)


12 June 2014 at 1:00am Community Member, 1 Post


I've got the same issue in Firefox 29 and 30 as well. I can reproduce it like this:

1. Open the admin page
2. Click an arbitrary page from the tree
3. Switch to the settings tab of the page
4. Switch back to the content tab
5. Watch it crash
(6. If it doesn't repeat step 3 and 4 until it does)


12 June 2014 at 1:16am Community Member, 509 Posts

@Intodevel that is pretty much the same process as me.

Also, using ModelAdmin for more than a few Ajax requests is pretty much guaranteed to crash firefox...



12 June 2014 at 7:58pm Community Member, 215 Posts

I've update my FF on Linux and now the crash report says:
- Signature: js::jit::IonCannon

What I find interesting is, that if I start FF in safe mode, then FF does not crash at all... However, if I disable my AddOns (NoScript, Firebug) or if I start FF with a new profile -- which should be the same as "safe mode", right -- FF keeps crashing again.


12 June 2014 at 11:13pm Community Member, 46 Posts

FF30 exactly the same for me
Switch to settings and then back to content a few times (take a few seconds after starting up to manifest)
and bang - every time !
Chrome is fine !
Come on Mozilla we need better than this!

Grrr Martin


12 June 2014 at 11:22pm Community Member, 46 Posts

I've just been into about:config in my FF30 and set javascript.options.baselinejit to false
and it *seems* better .....
worth a try?


17 June 2014 at 11:40am Community Member, 4 Posts

My FF30 is crashing all the time inside the CMS. I've tried the javascript.options.baselinejit=false and it seems to be ok. In fact, it seems a tiny bit faster! Not sure how it affects everything else though...

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