Subject: pkg/24503: galeon hangs when downloading a lot simultaneously
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/20/2004 13:17:04
>Synopsis: galeon hangs when downloading a lot simultaneously
>Arrival-Date: Fri Feb 20 18:18:00 UTC 2004
>Originator: Steven M. Bellovin
>Release: NetBSD 1.6.2
AT&T Labs Research
System: NetBSD berkshire.research.att.com 1.6.2 NetBSD 1.6.2 (BERKSHIRE) #0: Thu Feb 19 10:59:20 EST 2004 email@example.com:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/BERKSHIRE i386
Galeon bookmark folders have an option "Open whole folde in tabs",
which creates a separate tab for each listed page and then
loads each page into its own tab. When I use that option, it
hangs. I can sometimes get Galeon to hang by doing a full reload
of a graphics-intensive page such as www.cnn.com.
The problem started when I upgraded to galeon 1.2.13nb2 along
with Mozilla 1.6 (galeon relies on Mozilla).
I can bypass the problem by going through a proxy server.
I speculate that the problem is related to its use of threads
(but not the underlying thread library; I've see this on 1.6.2
and on -current with kernel pthreads); the more limited
concurrency from having a limited number of network connections
to the proxy may tend to prevent it from happening.