User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021102 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021102 When I open any web page either in tab or new window, mozilla allocates some portion of memory. If I close the tab or window, the memory remains allocated. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. browse with mozilla 2. and see stats in task manager 3. Expected Results: mozilla should free memory
Marking invalid, since this bug contains no useful information. Typically, Mozilla's memory usage will increase some at first as various memory caches fill up. If you have a specific testcase that causes unbounded memory growth as the same page is loaded over and over, file a bug on that, please. But without a specific testcase, there's no guarantee that this is even a bug and certainly no way to do anything about it.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
I have memory and disk cache set to zero. Initial size of mozilla uses 8MB. I browse for a while, the pages are not bigger than 100kB, mozilla uses 38MB. I close all tabs and windows (but one) and load into last really simple page with no content. Mozilla uses 38MB. I wait 30 minutes, mozilla uses 36MB. If this is normal and caused by caches, is there any possibility to disable them?
Some of that is caused by us releasing memory but your C library being unable to free the memory back to the OS. So we end up being approximately the size we had to be to render the biggest page we loaded.... With how little information you gave me, I can't say how much of the memory usage that one issue accounts for here. Note that the number is then misleading, since Mozilla may in fact only be using a few MB of the memory it has allocated and the rest can be swapped out without affecting operation in any way....
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