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Started FF3.02 Friday afternoon; no addons enabled; 26 tabs; Monday morning, 2GB mem in use, and it crashed
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/2008091620 Firefox/3.0.2 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/2008091620 Firefox/3.0.2 I came in to work this morning and FireFox was using 2GB of memory. It had crashed and was displaying a "Firefox has encountered an error and needs to close" dialog. It was working fine when I left work last night. I had about 30 tabs open probably (which is about 10 more than normal -- see the actual list below). I'm appending some data I collected last week. ............... I have Firefox 3.0.2 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/2008090514 Firefox/3.0.2 It typically gobbles up memory so fast, it reaches 1.8 GB routinely, and I have to restart it. Virtual Size: Private Bytes: Initial (Wednesday) : ~ 180,000 K ~ 104,000 K (I didn't write them down, but I remember the Private one was 104) After running overnight Wed (Thursday, 10:25 AM) : 1,124,248 K 1,024,728 K After restart (Thursday, 10:30 AM) : 178,912 K 106,732 K Didn't do anything except let FF3 sit there minimized since restart, until afternoon (Thursday, 3:52 PM) : 387,808 K 317,300 K FireFox3 seems to be consuming memory at the rate of about 50 K / second ! I can watch it count up in the Process Explorer window; it's like a digital stopwatch counting upwards. In the time it's taken me to type this last sentence or two, the numbers are now: 388,832 K 322,852 K After running overnight (Friday, 9:10 AM): 1,042,536 K 945,556 K (numbers from SysInternals' Process Explorer v11.13) System Info: ------------ OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600 OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Name cfdgfdfgd System Manufacturer Dell Inc. System Model OptiPlex GX620 System Type X86-based PC Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~3391 Mhz Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~3391 Mhz BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A05, 10/13/2005 SMBIOS Version 2.3 Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2 Locale United States Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2705 (xpsp.050622-1524)" User Name XXXXXXX Time Zone Central Daylight Time Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB Available Physical Memory 1.52 GB Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB Page File Space 3.53 GB Page File C:\pagefile.sys Addons: ------- Aardvark 2.96 Adblock 0.5.3.043 ColorfulTabs 3.4 (disbled) CoLT 2.4.1 Copy All Urls 0.8.0 DT Whois Flashblock 1.5.6 (turned on) IE View 1.3.7 Linky 2.7.1 Location Navigator 0.6.2 (disabled) lori (Life-of-request info) 0.2.0.20080521 No-Referer 1.3.1 Page Title Eraser 0.7.6 (disabled) QuickJava 0.4.2.1 UI Tweaker (Formerly Toolbar Cleanup) 1.7.0 Web Site Tabs: -------------- My Yahoo! (logged into my account; lots of news article headers; auto-refresh turned OFF) http://my.yahoo.com/p/1.html Henagon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henagon Genie-Soft Backup Solutions - What product should I use? http://www.genie-soft.com/differences/us/whatproduct.html How to add, modify, or delete registry subkeys and values by using a registration entries (.reg) file http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310516/ AXCEL216 / MDGx Registry HACKs http://www.mdgx.com/reg.htm thurmond "six week" "extreme makeover" review - Google Search http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=uSZ&q=thurmond+%22six+week%22+%22extreme+makeover%22+review&btnG=Search Microsoft Registry Tools http://www.softpanorama.org/Unixification/Registry/microsoft_registry_tools.shtml The software I take everywhere. Updated. | Wed 11 Oct 2006 | Blog | CodeStore http://www.codestore.net/store.nsf/unid/BLOG-20061011/ Aaron Margosis' "Non-Admin" WebLog : Why you shouldn't run as admin... http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2004/06/17/157962.aspx Aaron Margosis' "Non-Admin" WebLog : The easiest way to run as non-admin http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2004/06/17/158806.aspx Safer Windows 2000/XP User Accounts - Limited User (Revised) « Locksmith / Freelance Computer Guru http://freelancecomputerguru.wordpress.com/2007/06/22/safer-windows-2000xp-accounts-limited-user/ Applying the Principle of Least Privilege to User Accounts on Windows XP http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb456992.aspx Windows Client Application Compatibility http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/aa905066.aspx Download details: Windows Vista Application Development Requirements for User Account Control Compatibility http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=BA73B169-A648-49AF-BC5E-A2EEBB74C16B&displaylang=en Windows Vista Application Development Requirements for User Account Control (UAC) http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa905330.aspx How to use the Program Compatibility Wizard in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q301911/ Download details: Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=24da89e9-b581-47b0-b45e-492dd6da2971&displaylang=en Download details: ACT 5 Step by Step Guides http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=BC931BFD-D279-4060-B370-08FA52F97A8D&displaylang=en Download details: Application Verifier http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=D2DD7EE0-AAA2-402A-821D-43795D6CF139&displaylang=en Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/aa905102.aspx Firefox 3 is Still a Memory Hog — The NeoSmart Files http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/firefox-3-is-still-a-memory-hog/ Firefox 3 Hogs Memory Like Crazy | PCMech http://www.pcmech.com/article/firefox-3-hogs-memory-like-crazy/ Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Load FF3 2. Load the mentioned extensions 3. Bring up the mentioned tabs 4. Wait Actual Results: See the initial description. Typically I see 20K/sec to 50K/sec gobbled up. Expected Results: Right now, I must restart Firefox3 every morning, and reload my tabs. This is bogus.
Could you try and disable one addon at a time or try safemode to see if its one of the site scripts that goes bogus?
A couple of extensions have emerged to help diagnose memory usage: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7055 and https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2490 I hope installing them doesn't make the problem automatically disappeat, and they are found useful in some way.
Created attachment 340914 [details] Started FF3.02 Friday afternoon; no addons enabled; 26 tabs; Monday morning, 2GB mem in use, and it crashed I restarted FF 3.02 Friday afternoon; with no addons enabled. I left it sitting with 26 tabs Friday evening; came back in to work Monday morning, and it had crashed with 2GB memory in use. So I don't think the memory leak is with the addons. Please fix this. I'll be glad to load a debug whatever if someone sends it to me. I have MSVC++ 2008 loaded, if that helps.
I must restart firefox every morning, because when I leave it running overnight with about 20 tabs open, but with the application minimized, it'll be using 1.5GB or more (or have already crashed) when I come in. Here are 3 external pages currently discussing this same issue. I'm not the only one having this problem: http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/firefox-3-is-still-a-memory-hog/#comment-254420 http://www.pcmech.com/article/firefox-3-hogs-memory-like-crazy/ http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=2002
Severity: critical → normal
Component: General → DOM
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → general
Summary: Enormous, reproducible memory consumption (eventually reaches 2GB) before crashing → leaking dom windows
Version: unspecified → 1.9.0 Branch
i will check this memory leak report
I downloaded and installed a Windows XP update that fixes a GDI memory leak: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b5edfc8-a4bb-4080-9063-6518166e2dab&displayLang=en and after that, FF3 memory has been very stable. I’ve been running this about 3 or 4 days now, and FF3 memory use is OK. So maybe that will fix the problem. I would like to hear feedback from others.
I think this problem is the same as bug 464648.
so far i was not able to reproduce this Memory Leak. Do you see this memory Leak also with a new Profile ?
I see a similar problem here. Starting with a new profile without add-ons, as soon as I open an MSDN page, memory increases constantly. Interestingly, the OP's list of open tabs also conatins an MSDN page. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/2008102920 Firefox/3.0.4
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1472046 Move all DOM bugs that haven’t been updated in more than 3 years and has no one currently assigned to P5. If you have questions, please contact :mdaly.
Priority: -- → P5
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