Java plugin fun
I recently installed the Sun Java plug-in for the first time in years to test a
patch I was making. A bit of testing quickly showed that:
- It has a tendency to randomly hang (and hang the browser with it, of
- It has a tendency to assume that any failure on the browser's part to
respond to some sort of IPC-type stuff (e.g. because the browser is suspended
in a debugger) means that it's time to print out that there is a bug in the
browser and call
- It just happens to leak both the plugin host and the JVM manager.
Combined with the code I was actually changing, I devoutly hope I have as
little interaction as possible with plug-ins in the future.
Posted by bzbarsky at October 9, 2005 3:03 PM