Lag after using all day

RESOLVED INACTIVE

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Toolkit
Performance Monitoring
RESOLVED INACTIVE
3 years ago
3 days ago

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(Reporter: mazda_boy, Unassigned)

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(Reporter)

Description

3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:39.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/39.0
Build ID: 20150806001005

Steps to reproduce:

I've been using Firefox all day, opening and closing tabs, etc. 


Actual results:

It's slowed down significantly, with lots of lag. I currently have 10 tabs open, and the TabData add-on shows a total of 341MB between those tabs being used. about:addons-memory currently shows 63MB being used. But Task Manager is currently showing Firefox using 1.1GB of RAM.


Expected results:

Firefox should only be using about 1/3 the RAM it is.

Comment 1

3 years ago
Moving to a more appropriate component
QA Whiteboard: [bugday-20150803]
Component: Untriaged → Performance Monitoring
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Cc-ing njn, who knows more than the rest of us about these things.
When the memory usage high can you please obtains some memory reports and then attach them to this bug report? Instructions on how to do so are at https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Performance/about:memory. Thank you.
Whiteboard: [MemShrink]
A couple of extra notes:

- I don't know how these add-ons work, but accurate memory reporting is harder than it first appears and so they could easily be under-measuring.

- Even if they're accurate, there's plenty of "core" memory usage outside of tabs and add-ons. So there's no real reason to expect tabs + add-ons to equal the total. For example, in my current session, about:memory says the following about the web content process:

> 635.41 MB (100.0%) -- explicit
> ├──361.56 MB (56.90%) ++ window-objects
> ├──118.38 MB (18.63%) ++ js-non-window
> ├───81.35 MB (12.80%) ── heap-unclassified
> ├───40.00 MB (06.29%) ++ heap-overhead
> ├───17.39 MB (02.74%) ++ layout
> └───16.73 MB (02.63%) ++ (15 tiny)

"window-objects" is tabs, and it's only slightly more than half. Everything else is "core" stuff. In a single-process Firefox (which you're probably running) there will be even more "core" stuff reported.

So the premise of this bug is flawed. But the fact that you said things have slowed down is a concern, and memory reports might be helpful in understanding the slowdown.
(Reporter)

Comment 5

3 years ago
Created attachment 8656003 [details]
about:memory log

Here's my about:memory log as requested. Currently showing 640MB usage with 6 tabs open (two email, two static pages, and two bugzilla).
Thank you for the reports. I took a look and I don't see anything unusual in there. Here's the high-level overview:

> 433.53 MB (100.0%) -- explicit
> ├──132.11 MB (30.47%) ++ window-objects
> ├───82.38 MB (19.00%) ++ js-non-window
> ├───75.13 MB (17.33%) ++ heap-overhead
> ├───45.34 MB (10.46%) ── heap-unclassified
> ├───32.27 MB (07.44%) ++ images
> ├───23.67 MB (05.46%) ++ storage
> ├───15.39 MB (03.55%) ++ gfx
> ├───13.26 MB (03.06%) ++ (17 tiny)
> ├────8.42 MB (01.94%) ++ network
> └────5.55 MB (01.28%) ++ workers/workers(chrome)

None of those measurements are surprising. I don't see any immediate leads for further investigation, unfortunately.
(Reporter)

Comment 7

3 years ago
Created attachment 8656914 [details]
memory-report.json.gz

Here's another memory report from when it's running much slower. Not sure if there's anything noticeably different in this one.
(In reply to mazda_boy from comment #7)
> Created attachment 8656914 [details]
> memory-report.json.gz
> 
> Here's another memory report from when it's running much slower. Not sure if
> there's anything noticeably different in this one.

Two slightly odd things:

> │  ├────8.89 MB (01.73%) -- top(none)/detached
> │  │    ├──5.89 MB (01.15%) ++ window(chrome://browser/content/browser.xul)
> │  │    └──3.00 MB (00.58%) -- (4 tiny)
> │  │       ├──2.56 MB (00.50%) ++ window(https://www.google.co.uk/?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-UK:official&gws_rd=ssl)
> │  │       ├──0.38 MB (00.07%) ++ window(chrome://global/content/commonDialog.xul)
> │  │       ├──0.06 MB (00.01%) ++ window(https://plus.google.com/u/0/_/streamwidgets/recentposts?origin=https%3A%2F%2Fmail.google.com&hl=en-GB&jsh=m%3B%2F_%2Fscs%2Fabc-static%2F_%2Fjs%2Fk%3Dgapi.gapi.en.CuGQllkQH5E.O%2Fm%3D__features__%2Fam%3DAAQ%2Frt%3Dj%2Fd%3D1%2Frs%3DAItRSTOgiVjqnqWyQORRDsiFhK7_CfjvvA#rpctoken=272129570&_methods=noContent%2CcontentReady%2Cbutterbar%2Ckeystroke%2CresizeCanvas%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe%2C_renderstart&id=I1_1437116257270&parent=https%3A%2F%2Fmail.google.com&pfname=)
> │  │       └──0.00 MB (00.00%) ── window([system])/dom/other [5]

top(none)/detached windows are sometimes indicative of leaks, and often caused by add-ons. Can you copy + paste the contents of about:support to show which add-ons you have enabled?

Also:

> 894 (100.0%) -- js-main-runtime-compartments
> ├──732 (81.88%) -- system
> │  ├──677 (75.73%) -- (462 tiny)
> │  │  ├────4 (00.45%) ── [System Principal], resource://gre/modules/commonjs/method/core.js (from: resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js:250) [4]
> │  │  ├────4 (00.45%) ── [System Principal], resource://gre/modules/commonjs/sdk/base64.js (from: resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js:250) [4]
> │  │  ├────4 (00.45%) ── [System Principal], resource://gre/modules/commonjs/sdk/console/plain-text.js (from: resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js:250) [4]
> │  │  ├────4 (00.45%) ── [System Principal], resource://gre/modules/commonjs/sdk/content/mod.js (from: resource://gre/m

That's a lot of system compartments, and it's surprising that you have 4 copies of many of them. Maybe these are JetPack add-on modules and you just have 4 or more add-ons running.
(Reporter)

Comment 9

3 years ago
Here's the about:support info you asked for


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Thank you for the data. Three enabled add-ons isn't high. Typically if a user has memory problems and, say, 10 or more add-ons enabled then it's usually one or more of the add-ons at fault.

It's still possible that one of them could be causing problems, though probably not AdBlock Plus because it's well tested. You could try selectively disabling them. I'd start with the Web Developer one to see if that helps.

I know that's not a lot to go on. Sorry.
I'm going to remove the MemShrink tag because my investigation didn't yield anything useful. I'll leave the bug open for lag issues and I've changed the title accordingly.

It might be useful to follow the steps in https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Performance/Reporting_a_Performance_Problem to try to work out the cause of the lag.
Summary: Memory usage more than sum of tabs + addons → Lag after using all day
Whiteboard: [MemShrink]

Comment 12

3 days ago
Per policy at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bug_Triage/Projects/Bug_Handling/Bug_Husbandry#Inactive_Bugs. If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 days ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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