User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1 I have Firefox 3.0 installed on 3 PCs at home... an old Windows XP Home machine with 512 Mb RAM, a Windows Vista Notebook, and an old Windows XP Professional machine... *only* on the Windows XP Professional machine do I experience a severe memory leak when running Firefox 3.0... it makes the machine quickly unusable as the working memory dwindles down to less than 10Mb and Firefox will start sucking up to 250Mb and more. This can happy with several tabs or just a few... almost always, I have one tab open to Gmail. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3. This memory leak is making Firefox 3.0 unusable on my Windows XP Professional machine... I have to use IE or Safari.
This bug report isn't specific enough to be useful. * Gmail actually pulls down a lot of data from the server, and there's not much browsers can do about that. * Memory use is complicated to debug. For an overview of the scope of the issue, see http://blog.pavlov.net/2008/03/11/firefox-3-memory-usage/. For memory use or memory leak bug reports to be useful, they need at least one of the following: * Steps to reproduce that are specific enough that we can actually see the problem ourselves. Since you have three computers, you might be able to figure out which Firefox extensions, Firefox settings, or usage patterns are responsible. * Debugging output that clearly shows what objects are being leaked or held too long. (See https://wiki.mozilla.org/Performance:Leak_Tools.) If you can't do that, the most I can promise is to hunt down and fix at least one memory leak bug by September 15, which may or may not be the same bug you're hitting ;)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
> If you can't do that, the most I can promise is to hunt down and fix at least > one memory leak bug by September 15, which may or may not be the same bug > you're hitting ;) Here's what I've got: Bug 453146 I tried to debug it and didn't get very far. But I managed to get the right developers looking at it, and they're working on fixing it. Bug 427922 I started debugging it and got frustrated. Then I found out Shawn had also looked and given up once, so I figured it was worth staring at some more. I looked through the nsCStringArray code, hoping that something would look suspicious and turn out to be the cause of the leak. I got lucky. FIXED. Bug 393802 I fixed it (partially) the way Boris had suggested a year earlier. It's actually getting hard to find small leak bugs in Bugzilla. Most of the known leaks are large (e.g. involving nsGlobalWindow or nsGenericElement), and I don't know how to debug those. I asked David to try to make a screencast showing how to use DEBUG_CC to debug large leaks.
I have also memory leak. My computer: Core 2 Due Ram 1GB OS: Win 2000 prof Running FireFox with these urls opened in its tabs: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms752059.aspx http://wpf-graphics.com/Links.aspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms746607.aspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms752082.aspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms747448.aspx http://www.anim8or.com/main/index.html http://www.devexpress.com/Downloads/NET/ http://www.devexpress.com/Help/?document=XtraEditors/CustomDocument620.htm http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=7635018 http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=5659493 http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=7658360 http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=8108755 http://partnerproductsme.autodesk.com/catalog/default.asp http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=normal+blood+pressure&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz2 http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp/detect/categ.htm http://www.accu-chek.com/us/rewrite/content/en_US/3.7:15/article/ACCM_general_article_3230.htm http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=accu-chek+go&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz2 http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=UTF-8&fr=moz2&p=accu+chek+go+meter&rs=0&fr2=rs-top http://www.roche.com.pk/go.html http://www.accu-chek.com/us/rewrite/content/en_US/3.7.1:10/article/ACCM_general_article_3231.htm http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu50vXnxJsgAA.z1XNyoA?fr2=sg-gac&sado=1&p=heart%20beats%20per%20minute&fr=moz2&pqstr=Heart%20be http://diabetes.about.com/od/symptomsdiagnosis/a/glucoselevels.htm http://www.mybloodsugar.net/bloodsugarlevels.htm http://www.revolutionhealth.com/conditions/diabetes/blood-sugar/?affiliate_code=lftm&msc=A63491 http://adam.about.com/encyclopedia/Glucose-test.htm http://www.revolutionhealth.com/conditions/diabetes/treatments-medications/blood-glucose-monitoring/tips http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_rate http://hypertextbook.com/facts/1998/PavelMatskevich.shtml http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3034847 http://www.sharp.com/tools/heartrate.cfm http://www.sharp.com/tools/ovulation.cfm i left my computer for a night and came in the morning to see fireFox eating 660 MegaByte of RAM.
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