"select" causes eventual browser crash due to memory consumption after large selection




14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: jdrogers, Assigned: blizzard)


1.7 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050406 Firefox/1.0.2 (Debian package 1.0.2-3)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050406 Firefox/1.0.2 (Debian package 1.0.2-3)

Given a web page with a large (>~1mb) block of CSV formatted textual data in a
frame, upon selecting the data via a right-click "Select All", the firefox-bin
binary begins to consume memory relatively rapidly (1-5 mb/s) until all memory
is consumed and browser crashes.  The only way I have found to stop the
consumption is to close all instances of the browser.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Open a web page with a large (>~1mb) block of CSV formated textual data in a
2.  Right click in the frame and choose "Select All".
3.  Watch memory resources as they will be consumed relatively quickly (1-5 mb/s)

Actual Results:  
Browser crashes after a couple of minutes.

Expected Results:  
Should not have consumed all of the memory (2gb or RAM).


14 years ago
Assignee: nobody → blizzard
Component: General → Widget: Gtk
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → ian
Version: unspecified → 1.7 Branch

Comment 1

14 years ago
worksforme with linux suite trunk 2005050602.  Is there a testcase available
(you won't be able to attach it here)?
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