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Chrome 18 keeps crashing - krytie - 04-12-2012 11:50 AM

Hi,
I'm using the AMI image "IE9/Chrome/Firefox - ami-0f7eae66". Recently when I execute a test using Chrome 18, chrome will launch but will immediately crash with the error "Whoa! Google Chrome has crashed. Relaunch now?" and terminate. If I open up chrome manually it runs fine.

I'm guessing that because this just started failing that maybe this is a result of chrome updating itself? Is anyone else having this problem or how can i best debug it?

FWIW firefox works fine
Here's the log from the Event Viewer

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>100</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-04-12T01:59:42.000Z" />
<EventRecordID>3096</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>ip-0A02B528</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
- <EventData>
<Data>chrome.exe</Data>
<Data>18.0.1025.152</Data>
<Data>4f83350d</Data>
<Data>chrome.dll</Data>
<Data>18.0.1025.152</Data>
<Data>4f8334a6</Data>
<Data>c0000005</Data>
<Data>004831e2</Data>
<Data>afc</Data>
<Data>01cd184fe7e4467f</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>


RE: Chrome 18 keeps crashing - pmeenan - 04-13-2012 05:23 AM

Try grabbing the latest version of the Chrome agent code just to make sure you are running the same code that the public instance is:

- Download http://www.webpagetest.org/work/update/wptupdate.zip
- Put the zip file in your /work/update directory
- Extract wptupdate.ini from the zip file and put it in /work/update as well

I'm using the AMI quite regularly for testing and haven't had any problems with it but it could be because I'm on a newer agent codebase.


RE: Chrome 18 keeps crashing - krytie - 04-13-2012 05:10 PM

Hi Patrick,

Thanks that fixed it.

Just out of curiosity, at what point does the server push the update to the client?


RE: Chrome 18 keeps crashing - pmeenan - 04-18-2012 01:48 AM

When the clients poll for work, they include their current software version. If the server has a different version available then that is pushed to the client instead of the job. So the clients should not process any new jobs until they are updated (effectively immediately).


RE: Chrome 18 keeps crashing - prateek.papriwal - 01-20-2015 11:14 AM

I have updated the test agents using https://sites.google.com/a/webpagetest.org/docs/private-instances#TOC-Updating-Test-Agents.

But while I do the test in chrome and firefox, they crash, though on restoring they give results.