garbage collector not working properly

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

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Firefox
General
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critical
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
10 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: Radek Antoniuk, Unassigned)

Tracking

3.0 Branch
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01])

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.2) Gecko/2008090514 Firefox/3.0.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.2) Gecko/2008090514 Firefox/3.0.2

in FF 3 the garbage collector seems to have problems freeing memory. my FF after using for several days grows to 500MB of memory.
and even If I close all tabs, the memory is not freed. (no flash, just static pages like zend framework i.e. http://framework.zend.com/manual/en/zend.view.helpers.html )
the interesting thing is that closing it takes 1m30s !
the memory is being freed ~ 100MB/15s .
because of that switching from/to FF window takes 3s sometimes and generally the system is slowed down.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. use FF for long time without restart
2. use windows sleeping mode 
3. open a lot of windows and close them (i.e. 4 gmail's or something heavily loaded with JS)
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Updated

10 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
Do you have addons installed that could be one of the reasons for that ?
Component: OS Integration → General
QA Contact: os.integration → general
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Comment 2

10 years ago
addons that I have:
adblock plus
colorzilla
delicious bookmarks
download statusbar
febe
firebug
fireshot
web develoepr
google notebook
ie tab

all updated
I know that this is not easy because you need a long time running but could you try it without addons ?
(http://kb.mozillazine.org/safe+Mode)
This is a mass search for Firefox General bugs filed against version 3.0 that are UNCO and have not been changed for 200 days.

Reporter, please update to Firefox 3.6.10 or alter. Firefox 3.0 is no longer supported and is no longer receiving updates. After you update, please create a fresh profile, http://support.mozilla.com/kb/managing+profiles, and test to see if your bug still exists. If you still the bug, then please post a comment with the version you tested against, and the problem. If the issue is no longer there, please set the RESOLUTION to  RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01]
No reply from reporter, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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