Firefox wastes too much GDI heap resources while browsing during several hours

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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Firefox
General
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major
RESOLVED EXPIRED
13 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: Tom Maneiro, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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1.0 Branch
x86
Windows ME
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Description

13 years ago
I am one of that users that surt the web during too many hours, and i've
noticed, after opening and closing lots of tabs, and especially, new windows,
Firefox eats too much GDI resources, and even it does not free an ammout of it.
For example: browse during 3-4 hours, open some windows, and you will get 40-45%
of GDI heap (or even less, <30%) free, EVEN WITHOUT RUNNING ANOTHER
APPLICATIONS!. Close Firefox, and GDI heap will return only to 50-55% (normal
free GDI on my system is ~70-75%). And there are not only GDI resources waste,
some times, when opening pages on tabs or new windows after some hours results
in slowdowns, and Firefox locks by 2-3 seconds, with 95% of CPU usage.

I see a BIG memory leak, especially with the GDI heap

Comment 1

13 years ago
I have the same problem running:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 with
512Mb RAM on Win98Se (IE6 updates installed)

I can run my resources down by simply refreshing a webpage with a lot of flash
content such as macromedia's page or some game pages.  Once the resources drop
to less than 50% the system gets unstable and FF either crashes or if I manage
to close it down and restart it, the resrouces do not come back up to 80%+,
often just 55%.  A reboot is needed to clear it up. Somestimes the system won't
reboot and crashes then.  
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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