User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030521 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030521 mozilla is using excessive memory - this is running top... last night: 1277 pgalbrai 15 0 410M 410M 19112 S 0.0 41.1 3:55 mozilla-bin this morning: 2174 pgalbrai 16 0 256M 256M 18384 S 31.8 25.6 1:54 mozilla-bin I'm not doing anything excessive with the browser, just regular pages. I can't imagine that using 400M of memory is a normal thing for mozilla ;) Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Use the browser 2. Shut it down when it eats up too much memory 3. Get more memory installed so the box doesn't lock up Actual Results: did the same thing after shutting it down, starting it up, and using it again. Expected Results: I'm not sure what the footprint would be, but I've never seen any other version use this much memory. I run crossover office, which even running exploder doesn't use anywhere nearly as much ram. Getting memory kept me from lockups because before I would end up with really bad swapping. modern theme... nothing special.
you might be seeing bug 206561 (fixed today) please try a nightly build from tonite or tomorrow and see if it helps.
I did some more testing, and noticed that the memory increases for each action I take, namely loading pages. The memory footprint starts out around 38M, and grows in 5M increments (on average) with no diminution.
I got the latest build, and the problem seems to be gone. But... the build I have is not the mozilla with the nice anti-aliased fonts. That's why I was running the other version - the fonts were extremely pleasing. I had built that version from an SRPMS, and I looked all over the mozilla site and could only fine builds, not patches or source against the src that I had built. So, where might I find this version of mizilla? It seems there are various versions all over the place such as firebird, the stock version, and the pretty font version. I'm confused. What is a good, centralised source of information where I can find out these questions?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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