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  Firefox crashes in flag_qsort during spellchecker initialization on
  x86 due to gcc bug

Status in The Mozilla Firefox Browser:
  Fix Released
Status in firefox package in Ubuntu:
Status in gcc-4.8 package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  The most common Firefox crash on Linux in Mozilla's crash-stats system
  is crashes in the function flag_qsort.

  These crashes occur:
   * only on x86 architecture
   * only on Ubuntu packages (and not on Mozilla's builds)
   * on precise and saucy and trusty (based on kernel versions reported with the crashes)
  and appear to be due to a compiler bug in the compiler used to generate Ubuntu's builds.  (It could be a common compiler bug triggered by different compiler options or a compiler bug specific to Ubuntu's gcc.)

  The analysis that leads to the conclusion that this is a compiler bug
  is in https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=983817 .  In
  particular, the compiler is miscompiling an access to an element of an
  array of unsigned short as a 32-bit read, and when the unsigned short
  in question is the last one in the allocation and that allocation is
  aligned so that the byte following has a different 0x100000 bit, this
  can lead to crashes.

  The most recent (whenever you follow the link) 7 days of crash reports
  are available at: https://crash-

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