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SubjectRe: Netscape and 2.1.9x and 8x
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Fred Love <flove@mindspring.com> writes:

> Steven N. Hirsch wrote:
>
> > On 4 Apr 1998, Hans-Christoph Rohland wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I got rid of netscape stalls by using display ':0' instead of my
> > > default 'hostname:0'. It uses now unix domain sockets instead of tcp
> > > for communicating with the X-server. I have send tcpdump of the stalls
> > > to davem.
> >
> > Thanks for the tip! You're absolutely correct. When I start my display
> > with a connection over the unix domain socket, it's back to normal. I
> > really hope this bug gets swatted quickly.
> >
> > I've noticed its effect on many other large graphic applications, such as
> > ghostview, xdvi, acroread, etc.
> >
> > Steve
>
> Implemented this, and it re-appeared, thought it was gone.
>
> /usr/local/netscape/netscape -display :0
>
> is the command I run in X.
>

I saw the following additional problems running netscape and using
strace on lockups:

1) netscape looping on SIGALRM
2) " looping in write or sendmsg with returncode EAGAIN

I think they go away after a while (and come back after while ;-()
Christoph

P.S: Am I the only one getting no more mails from linux-kernel or is
there a general problem with the list?

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