Why won't Firefox die?

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Fri Oct 13 20:25:36 UTC 2017

Firefox 55.xx on Sierra.

Before anyone whinges about this not being a MacPorts bug, I've never 
observed it on my Debian box.

When FF starts gobbling up memory and CPU time (all too often) I restart 
it, except that it's taken to leaving a zombie behind (although the little 
white dot has gone from the icon):

76731   ??  R      7:02.92 /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox

It does not respond to HUP/INTR/TERM, only a KILL.

It this the Mac port in error, or a more generic one?  I don't know about 
the rest of you, but FF seems to be going down the toilet lately, with new 
defects, sorry, "features" being introduced before existing ones have been 

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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