PSA: If your firefox browser suddenly starts consuming 100% of a CPU core and doesn't seem to load pages anymore, go to about:config, search for the key "network.http.http3.enabled" and set it to false
They just pushed the most vile and foul update and it broke everything
bugzilla thread: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1749908
@ShadyFennec "Thanks Kevin, but currently millions of people need to use their browser ..." yeah that's something mozilla needs to understand ASAP...
Firefox was crashing on me randomly the whole of last week, like I'd leave the computer be for a while and come back to a crashed firefox, worrying about all my tabs. this explains it, thank you.
@ShadyFennec i've been distrustful of HTTP/2 since its inception, and then some more of HTTP/3
you know who's best at doing this?
giant companies who are the only ones dictating the new standards, and the only ones actually remotely benefiting from it, due to their sheer scale
also the only ones who could push thru a new standard replacing TCP, or a new protocol replacing / supplementing HTTP that runs on a different Port, but, nope, they chose their power to fuck up a perfectly adequate* protocol instead.
*lest i be misinterpreted: HTTP is not good, not great, it's just that: adequate
a new standard replacing TCP
Arguably they kind of did that.
not if every application has to implement it
how many applications implement their own TCP?
or a new protocol replacing / supplementing HTTP that runs on a different Port
HTTP/3 replaces/supplements HTTP/1.1 on a different protocol_number/port pair.
fuck up a perfectly adequate* protocol instead
I've seen more people than you say this. Clearly it introduces new complexity and mistakes to be made, as it introduces more slightly different ways for data to reach the browser.
The fact that the browser is the only applications even considered in a whole new protocol is so unambitious and boring, i could cry
@ShadyFennec .hg The Bugzilla thread warns that that's a temporary workaround that will break something else in the future, so…if you do this then don't forget to undo it a week from now.
@ShadyFennec getting some real WTF vibes, looked up HTTP3 & it's HTTP over UDP, aka "we don't care if half your data doesn't get there"
@ShadyFennec Is http3 the Web 3 they keep going on about?
That explains why everything locked up on me, last night... thank you!
@ShadyFennec is that what that was. Mozilla sure are keen on me switching to Chrome.
is it a good idea to do this preemptively?
@Jnetwork the issue was fixed apparently, but if you encounter the problem just use this fix, it's not harmful or anything and even if web pages don't load you can still access the about:config just fine
@ShadyFennec hmm. firefox has seemed worse than usual for me lately, i'll keep an eye on how much CPU it's using
@ShadyFennec i thought that was just how it worked TBH
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