Firefox caching to NFS mounted home directories killing disk IO on file server

Emmanuel Le Normand Emmanuel.Le-Normand at
Fri Nov 18 12:00:44 UTC 2011


On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 07:53:14 -0500
Donaldson Jeffrey <jdonaldson at> wrote:

> Manu,
> Thank you for the reply. I extracted the omni.jar with jar -x -f 
> omni.jar in the /usr/lib/firefox-7.0.1 directory. This created the 
> grepref.js file. I edited that file to comment out the config.obscure 
> value with // and then added at the end of the file the 
> pref("general.config.filename", "firefox.cfg"); then wrote the
> changes. Next, I ran jar -f omni.jar -u grepref.js. Finally, I
> deleted the .mozilla file from a student's home directory and
> launched firefox against their account. Firefox came up okay
> (although no homepage) but I checked about:cache and about:config and
> it still isn't pulling the locked prefs from the firefox.cfg file
> in /usr/lib/firefox-7.0.1/. Not sure what else to try. Any help is
> appreciated.

Maybe, you have a problem with the firefox.cfg ?
I use the lockPref in Firefox since long time and without problem.
Look this screenshots (verrouillé (French) => Locked ):

I lock the proxy's setting and homepage.



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