Brave Frequently Crashing on MacOS Monterey: How can this issue be reproduced?
Browse the web for a while.
Kaboom! Without the usual Mac crash dialog/report coming up.
Browsing the web sans crashes.
Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.35.100 Chromium: 98.0.4758.87 (Official Build) (arm64)
This has been happening for about 4 days now. The crashes happen usually several hours apart, about 3/day. I haven’t detected any pattern or cause. I thought some extension was the likely culprit, so I created a new plain-vanilla profile with no extensions. Also with no changes to default preferences. This, however, does not solve the problem.
As I indicated above, these crashes always circumvent MacOS’s usual app-crash process, with the report dialog.
Operating System: Mac OS Catalina
System: iMac 27 inch, late 2012
Brave Browser Version: The latest version
I too have been experiencing frequent crashing incidents of late (over the last week or so).
At this point, when I launch the Brave Browser, it immediately crashes within seconds of the launch.
Before this most recent radical behavior, the browser operated normally over a good portion of a typical day and then would all of a sudden crash.
I do not know what triggered this sudden and unexpected behavior but unfortunately, Brave browser in its current state is completely unusable.
I look forward to resolving this issue as soon as the cause has been detected and a fix can be applied.
Note the last entry (by “philiprhoades”) at that last link:
ERROR:sharing_service.cc(222)] Device registration failed with fatal error
ERROR:quic_idle_network_detector.cc(102)] SetAlarm called after stopped
ERROR:CONSOLE(14)] “Failed to handle media duration metadata: missing publisher key for media key youtube_cO6txCZpbsQ”, source: chrome-extension://mnojpmjdmbbfmejpflffifhffcmidifd/out/brave_extension_background.bundle.js (14)
ERROR:shared_image_manager.cc(275)] SharedImageManager::ProduceOverlay: Trying to Produce a Overlay representation from a non-existent mailbox.
ERROR:get_updates_processor.cc(260)] PostClientToServerMessage() failed during GetUpdates with error
Can you also open the browser and share a couple additional screenshots for me? Namely, the browser task manager (Menu —> More tools --> Task manager) and expand it as much as possible so we can see as much of the information as we can at once? Then, can you also do this with the macOS activity monitor (while Brave is running)? Make sure you’re on the Memory tab when you take the screenshot.
(Re the Activity Monitor shot: this was taken only a couple of minutes after a crash-and-restart, so the memory usage is very low. I find that Brave (or perhaps a Brave extension) leaks memory, and usage will climb steadily until the OS starts giving warning dialogs.)