User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/125.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.9 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv: 1.7.3) Calls to NPN_GetURL (and subsequent calls to NPP_Write and NPP_DestroyStream) result in a memory leak approximately the size of the data returned from the requested URL. We have modified our plugin software (WxScopePlugin, located at http://sdg.ocs.ou.edu) to only use those calls and not store the data returned from the calls in any local storage itself, yet the leak persists, pointing to a leak in the Mozilla/Firefox code itself. This only occurs on the Windows build. Firefox/MacOS X does not leak (nor does Safari, or Netscape 4.x for Windows, yes we still keep that around for testing). To reproduce this, download our plugin softwware, then go to <http://sdg.ocs.ou.edu/people/brad/ leak/obs_refresh.wxml>. The map shows a single observation product that requests data every 10 seconds (the lower threshold for our plugin). Memory usage should rise accordingly. We also modified our plugin locally specifically for testing by placing a single call to NPN_GetURL (which calls the static exported geturl function) for a URL, then repeated that NPP_GetURL call in NPP_DestroyStream, thus resulting in endless requests for the site, while also eliminating any of our own allocation methods. If you would like a copy of this plugin, please link Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Download and install WxScopePlugin (available http://sdg.ocs.ou.edu). Manually copy NPWXM32.DLL from "Program Files/WxScopePlugin" to Firefox's plugins folder (version 10.1 does not install for Firefox) 2. Open http://sdg.ocs.ou.edu/people/brad/leak/obs_refresh.wxml. 3. Observe memory usage growing. Actual Results: Memory usage grew at approximately the size of the data returned from the URL requested in the map document linked above (http://sdg.ocs.ou.edu/people/brad/Data/testmdf.mdf) every time the plugin requested the file (every 10 seconds). Expected Results: Memory usage should have remained constant over time.
Moving to correct Product/component.
Assignee: firefox → nobody
Severity: normal → critical
Component: General → Plug-ins
Product: Firefox → Browser
QA Contact: firefox.general → core.plugins
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Jst, can yopu take a look at this and see if we leak in NPN_GetURL/NPP_Write/NPP_DestroyStream
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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