[lug] xfs and galeon / mozilla

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Fri Jun 14 12:43:04 MDT 2002

Ed Hill wrote:
> Hi folks,
> In the last few days, I read that mozilla with the X font server (xfs)
> can cause crashes when requests are made for ridiculously large fonts.
> Apparently, if you try to view web sites with such fonts, mozilla (and
> mozilla-based browsers) will crash or cause swap storms.
> Today, I was looking for info on a Symbios SYM22801 card and I typed
> "Symbios SYM22801 linux" into google using galeon as my web browser.  A
> swap storm ensued as xfs tried to use up every bit of available memory.
> I killed galeon and the memory was freed up.  This happened three times
> in a row and I was wondering if anyone else could repeat my
> experience...?

I did this search with both mozilla 1.0 rc 3, and NS 4.77. Neither had
any problem, no swap was used (256 MB ram, both NS and mozilla running
at same time). Perhaps it is also an X11 version and kernel version

D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com

> Ed
> ps - I'm using the latest mozilla 1.0.0 and galeon 1.2.5 builds.
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