Memory gradually increases, until it uses all memory and gets killed by kernel.




14 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: josiahworcester, Assigned: bugzilla)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041109 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041109 Firefox/1.0

Mozilla Firefox 1,0, with the extensions DOM Inspector, Gcache, Foxytunes,
EditCSS, Bandwidth Tester, Tabbrowser extensions, Gmail Notifier, Homeland
Security Notifier, and SlashFix, slowly increases its memory usage on my system,
until it uses all available memory. Please note that this seems to occur without
extensions as well, and merely gets worse as extensions are added. Will reply
after creating profile without extensions.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start Browser
2.Wait (Add extensions to decrease wait time)
3.Notice browser disappear

Actual Results:  
My browser suddenly disappeared, as though a KILL signal was sent.

Expected Results:  
My browser should have continued running without increasing memory usage severely.

AMD Athlon 1000+, Gentoo Linux ebuild, 196mb memory, 500mb swap.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Now, in order to test this bug more thourougly, I am going to run Firefox (no
extensions now) overnight, and see what the memory usage is. Starting at 29mb.
After this, I will test, if neccesary, a default Mozilla Foundation build.....

Comment 2

14 years ago
It appears that this bug occured as a result of an extension that I was
using.... 29 mb of memory still used by firefox-bin.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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