Do you have a working link to the google issue? I'd like to find out the details so I can decide whether to delay manual chrome updates - Chrome autoupdate doesn't work on any of the computers I currently use (incompatibility with WideCAP), which it sounds like may be a blessing in this case.
That link gives me a 403 forbidden:
403 That’s an error.
Your client does not have permission to get URL
/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=409554 from this server. That’s all we
Is that Chrome Beta, or 'normal' Chrome?
I actually noticed this a few weeks back with Chrome Beta and reported a bug (it is a bug in Chrome). It'll suck if they've released a known regression that causes Chrome to crash to everyone.
Issue is this one: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=409554
Perhaps everyone with the issue can star it and make a fuss and maybe they'll prioritise it a bit more.