[Bug 1827983] [NEW] plugin freezes my system periodically, randomly.

Andrew publicface at bak.rr.com
Tue May 7 04:43:23 UTC 2019

Public bug reported:

Firefox freezes randomly while at tankionline.com using flash plugin
which sometimes crashes.  I often end up going to a VT and killing the
plugin, no report is usually generated but CPU utilization goes back
down as does the load.

CPU usage goes up past 100% - file attached.  That website always
tickles the bug eventually.  You just have to actively play the game
(battle) long enough - lately it's been happening almost immediately
upon entering a battle map.

I usually have a very large number of windows & tabs open - 50+, I don't
know if that's relevant.  I often have pandora playing - I don't know if
that's relevant.

Also, it would be nice if I could attach more than one file to this
report; htop reports multiple children for each child using a tremendous
amount of memory - way more than I have.  I don't know if it's a bug in
htop or what.  top does not show the grandchildren.

The processes often show as disk-bound in top; is it possible there is
some disk driver issue?  dmesg shows this: [1619488.695470] Cameras
IPC[24599]: segfault at 0 ip 000055579c3e538b sp 00007f4f34ff28c0 error
6 in firefox[55579c3df000+34000]

I have no cam, though I did plug an android in recently.  I've never
noticed the above message before, though admittedly I don't often look
at dmesg.  Since no timestamp is included it's hard to say when the
above was generated or what caused it.

Description:	Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS
Release:	16.04

Firefox 66.0.3 (64-bit)

# apt-cache policy firefox
  Installed: 66.0.3+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
  Candidate: 66.0.3+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
  Version table:
 *** 66.0.3+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     45.0.2+build1-0ubuntu1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: firefox 66.0.3+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-47.50~16.04.1-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-47-generic x86_64
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.18
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC1:  apb       15542 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p:   apb       15542 F...m pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC0:  apb       15542 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20190410113011
Channel: Unavailable
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Mon May  6 21:13:04 2019
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/firefox/plugin-container
Extensions: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
IncompatibleExtensions: Unavailable (corrupt or non-existant compatibility.ini or extensions.sqlite)
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-09-20 (228 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20180228)
 default via dev enp4s5  proto static  metric 100 dev enp4s5  scope link  metric 1000 dev enp4s5  proto kernel  scope link  src  metric 100
Locales: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
MostRecentCrashID: bp-1c6ff3ca-51b4-47e8-b009-e5feb0190429
Plugins: Shockwave Flash - /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
PrefSources: prefs.js
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=66.0.3/20190410113011 (In use)
RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: firefox
Themes: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 06/17/2016
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: P1.60
dmi.board.name: 970M Pro3
dmi.board.vendor: ASRock
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrP1.60:bd06/17/2016:svnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:pnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:pvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.:rvnASRock:rn970MPro3:rvr:cvnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:ct3:cvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.:
dmi.product.family: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.product.name: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.product.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.sys.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug xenial

** Attachment added: "150%CPU.png"

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