Excessive memory usage when extensions are installing

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

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Toolkit
Add-ons Manager
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
14 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: winmodem, Assigned: Blake Ross)

Tracking

1.7 Branch
x86
Windows 98
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8a3) Gecko/20040807 Firefox/0.9.1+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8a3) Gecko/20040807 Firefox/0.9.1+

After instaling , or while installing extensions, Firefox will occasionally try
to allocate a lot of memory/swap file, until the disk space is full and Windows
crashes or Firefox quits with blue screen . 

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install various extensions in a unique session
2. Close and open Firefox
3. Firefox will install the extensions, but may crash

Actual Results:  
In ~30% of the time, Firefox tried to "eat" memory, causing the Windows swap
file to grow until the hard drive was full.

Expected Results:  
Firefox should have installed the extensions cleanly.

Comment 1

14 years ago
-> Trunk
-> Extension manager

reporter, please wait until the porting of branch fixes to trunk is complete,
then try again. Firefox development was focused on the branch for quite a while.
Component: General → Extension/Theme Manager
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Reporter - can you still reproduce this?
Version: Trunk → 1.0 Branch
Reporter disappeared - resolving WFM.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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