[Bug 98688] Re: Firefox hangs when closing a page with flash running

Mika Fischer mika.fischer at zoopnet.de
Fri Apr 6 09:02:04 UTC 2007

I'm using the latest version of the flashplugin-nonfree package:

mika at mika-pc:~$ dpkg -s flashplugin-nonfree | grep ^Vers

I found out that the problem does not happen with every flash video
player. I could reproduce the problem pretty reliably with the "small"
Youtube player. Two out of three times the following makes Firefox hang:

1) Start Firefox
2) Open a second Tab
3) Go to www.youtube.com
4) In the right sidebar is an embedded video. Click on the big Play button.
5) Wait until the video is playing
6) Close the tab

Again, this does not work every time but about 2/3 of the time this will
hang my browser so that I have to kill it.

A backtrace tells me that it's hanging in pthread_join called from
within libflashplayer.so, so there is probably not much anyone can do
about it...

Firefox hangs when closing a page with flash running
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