[webkit-dev] How do I turn off timeout for unresponsive plug-ins, to allow long debug sessions

Anders Carlsson andersca at apple.com
Fri Oct 7 15:11:58 PDT 2011

Hi Rudi,

in if you're running Safari with a WebKit nightly, you can disable the timeout using

defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitDisablePluginProcessMessageTimeout YES

Hope this helps,

On Oct 7, 2011, at 2:59 PM, Rudi Sherry wrote:

> Is there a way to have Safari (or webkit) have an infinite timeout waiting for the plugin process?  I need this for effective debugging.
> Since Safari creates the plugin process, loads my plugin and starts it up when I click on a link, I can't pre-attach or pre-launch the plugin process.  So I go through the following:
> * Have a sleep loop in NP_GetEntryPoints in my plugin
> * Launch Safari
> * Click on a link to a file that will invoke my plugin
> (Safari will create PluginProcess)
> * In Xcode, attach to my plugin
> * Manually jump past the sleep-loop
> ...so far, so good.  Now my plug-in loads a very substantial framework where I have some breakpoints set, so I want Xcode to load the symbols.
> The problem is that it takes so long for Xcode to load the framework and process the symbols, that Safari appears to time out and kill the plugin process so I can't debug.
> So is there a way to keep Safari from doing this?
> Thanks,
> Rudi
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