Testing safe mode

Lawrence Mandel lmandel at mozilla.com
Fri Dec 23 20:37:44 UTC 2016

That does seem bad as safe mode is our mitigation strategy for a number of

What tests do we need to execute for safe mode to prove that the env is
correct and functional? Are there existing tests that we can use in the
safe mode configuration?


On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 3:34 PM, Ehsan Akhgari <ehsan.akhgari at gmail.com>

> About 3 weeks ago I heavily broke basic browsing safe mode on Nightly
> (sorry about that!) and today we got a bug report that led to investigation
> (bug 1325651).
> Have we ever thought about running automated tests on safe mode, at least
> periodically?  We currently don't even run automatic smoketests to make
> sure you can load web pages in safe mode, which seems bad for a mode that
> is supposed to be working with a higher probability than normal mode.
> Thanks,
> --
> Ehsan
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