[K12OSN] Flash and nspluginwrapper

Warren Togami wtogami at redhat.com
Fri Sep 5 04:11:27 UTC 2008

Nils Breunese wrote:
> Warren Togami wrote:
>> Nils Breunese wrote:
>>> 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.
>> You do know that CentOS 5.2 is a source rebuild clone of RHEL-5.2?
> Yes. Hm, I guess by 5+ you didn't mean greater than 5 then. AFAIK 
> nspluginwrapper was not in CentOS 5.0 and 5.1. We had to get the rpms 
> from the nspluginwrapper site at the time. When nspluginwrapper appeared 
> in the CentOS repositories that didn't help though.
>> Specifically what plugin were you using during the crash?
>> What version of the plugin?
>> http://macromedia.mplug.org/
>> We seriously need these details.  I am not aware of anything other 
>> than problem #1 here that could crash firefox due to a plugin problem 
>> when nspluginwrapper is involved.
> I don't know, it was a couple of months ago. I'm sorry, I don't have a 
> system (and the time) to test things at the moment.

nspluginwrapper for RHEL5 wasn't available a few months ago.

It might have a bug I don't know about.  Can somebody get actual test 
data?  Reproduce procedure and exact version numbers of everything?


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