[K12OSN] Flash and nspluginwrapper

Nils Breunese nils at breun.nl
Thu Sep 4 18:08:41 UTC 2008

Warren Togami wrote:

> Fedora 8+ and RHEL5+ use nspluginwrapper by default even on i386.
> Why?
> Because nspluginwrapper runs the plugins in a separate process, so  
> plugin crashes do not take Firefox down with it.

That's not our experience. Firefox crashed randomly and  
nspluginwrapper + Flash seemd to be the culprit. We're not on RHEL5+  
though (as it's not out yet AFAIK), just CentOS 5.2.

> If you see further problems after these workarounds please file bugs  
> instead of ripping pieces out.  nspluginwrapper is default for a  
> reason.  We can't fix problems if you don't report them.

If had something reportable I would have reported it, but we didn't  
find anything reproducable. We only had users complaining about  
randomly Firefox crashing in a production environment and switchting  
to 32-bit fixed it.

Nils Breunese.

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