Re: Chasing leaks...

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 16:05:39 -0400

Brian King wrote:
> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> In fact, I just committed to svn a new extension that I called "firefox
>> tracer" (deerpark ready) that is pretty much the event-handling
>> mechanism of greasemonkey (but without the rest) along with the simplest
>> of our XPCOM+JavaScript+Java components (nsInfoUtil).
>> [find it at]
>> Everything is traced to every little piece of XPCOM detail and dumped on
>> the console (not the javascript console! the stdout console!, makes it
>> much easier to interact with command line tools like grep/wc/sed and the
>> like.
> Correct URL:
> Looks like a nice tool. I'm going to try it out. Is there a link to an XPI?

no, I haven't produced an XPI yet.

Went back to take a look, wow, I know a lot more than that now, I should
cleanup that code.

>> I also found a way to reload both xul *and* xpcom components without
>> having to restart the browser, my productivity increased 20 times!! :-)
>> [more on this later]
> I'm curious about the XPCOM part.

So, it turns out I was wrong. I can reload the chrome registry
programmatically, but not the xpcom components, I have to restart the
system and touch the folder.

Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
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