From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1b) Gecko/20020717 BuildID: 2002071722 The disk cache limit is not observed after switching between two Unix platforms. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. You need a home directory crossmounted on different platforms (e.g., NFS or AFS). AFS in my case. 2. Start mozilla for the first time on platform A (say Sparc Solaris), which will create a .mozilla directory. 3. You might want to set your disk cache limit to something smaller than 50MB. 4. quit Mozilla 5. Start mozilla with the same home directory on platform B (say i386 Linux) 6. Browse image-heavy sites, watching as the 'du' of your .mozilla directory goes way beyond your disk cache size. Actual Results: Disk cache size doesn't stop growing Expected Results: Disk cache size should stop growing somewhere "about" the disk cache limit (with overhead). The bug causes users to run out of disk quota. The workaround is to set the cache directory to /tmp/something.
See bug 42606 --> dupe?
Are you still seeing this with more recent builds?
Hooray! No I am not. The bug appears to have been fixed. Marking fixed.