Subject: pkg/24503: galeon hangs when downloading a lot simultaneously
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/20/2004 13:17:04
>Number:         24503
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       galeon hangs when downloading a lot simultaneously
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>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 1.6.2 NetBSD 1.6.2 (BERKSHIRE) #0: Thu Feb 19 10:59:20 EST 2004 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: 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

	The problem started when I upgraded to galeon 1.2.13nb2 along
	with Mozilla 1.6 (galeon relies on Mozilla).  

	see above.
	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.