Testing safe mode

Ryan VanderMeulen rvandermeulen at mozilla.com
Fri Dec 23 20:40:49 UTC 2016


Most if not all of our automated test harnesses rely on add-ons to grant
extra privileges and such. Would it even be possible to use them in safe
mode?

On Dec 23, 2016 2:38 PM, "Lawrence Mandel" <lmandel at mozilla.com> wrote:

> That does seem bad as safe mode is our mitigation strategy for a number of
> issues.
>
> 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?
>
> Lawrence
>
> On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 3:34 PM, Ehsan Akhgari <ehsan.akhgari at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> 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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