Firefox hangs in state 'kqread'

Laurent Sartran lsartran at
Fri Mar 18 12:45:44 PST 2005

> : (Hiten)
> :Matt, I have not touched libc in a very long time, but if you
> :remember that once when I modified the locking code in libc it
> :made Mozilla give weird timeouts on DNS lookups because the
> :lockup hierarchy was messed.
> :
> :Maybe you want to check the recent libc related commits that
> :are to do with some form of serialisation, etc.
>     Considering the amount of work that has gone into libc recently,
>     this is a very real possibility.  Now the question is finding what was
>     changed in the (locking code probably) that created the problem.

Since this issue seems to present in -CURRENT since long, I think the easiest 
for me would be to find first when the issue appeared... 

I compiled -CURRENT dating from 02/01, the problem was already present.
-CURRENT dating from 01/15 and 01/01 did not compile, lacking some headers 
related to vinum.

I guess I will have to use snapshots... With some luck I will be able to tell 
you in a couple of days when the issue appeared, with an acceptable precision.



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