Firefox hangs in state 'kqread'

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Thu Mar 17 11:06:41 PST 2005

:Indeed, Opera hangs in kqread state just after sending a DNS lookup request, 
:not especially for, but for every server it tries to 
:connect to... whether the "Synchronous DNS" is enabled or not, BTW.
:Laurent Sartran

    Ok, that narrows the issue down.  Just yesterday my Mozilla browser
    froze up for a good 5 seconds trying to lookup, an address
    I would not have expected to have any problems.  But it has only
    happened once to me in the last few days.  

    The question now is whether the DNS issue is due to a bug in DragonFly,
    its libraries, or whether it is simply an internet glitch.  I somewhat
    suspect that there is a software issue somewhere, but identifying it
    is going to be a difficult task at best.

    In your case it could simply be the DNS server you are connecting to.
    One way to mitigate the problem (if that is what it turns out to be)
    is to run a caching named on your local box rather then pointing your
    resolver at your ISP's DNS server.  If you want to try that route take
    a look at the README file in /etc/namedb on your DFly box for starter
    instructions on setting up named.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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