Memory leak on specific page, constantly increasing memory usage




9 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: jkterhune, Unassigned)


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9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1b1) Gecko/20081007 Firefox/3.1b1 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1b1) Gecko/20081007 Firefox/3.1b1 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

This problem is probably the page's fault, but I thought it was worth mentioning because the result is severe on 3.0.3.

On Firefox 3.0.3, open the only tab to the referenced URL.  In the Windows Task Manager, Firefox's memory usage keeps increasing with no apparent limit.  On my box, memory usage increased at roughly 1 MB/second.  This causes huge page file swaps for Windows, and made it unresponsive for several seconds.  When I accidentally left the page open overnight, Firefox had crashed in the morning.

Firefox 3.1b1 shows the same problem, but memory usage accumulates more slowly, about 200K/second.  I witnessed memory usage start at 82MB and increase to 160MB.  Eventually garbage collection occurs, though.  I haven't let this version run overnight.

This is reproducible with other product pages at

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Go to specified URL.
I can not confirm this with Seamonkey trunk on vista.
it's cycling from 118MB to 130 with several tabs, cz and Mailnews open but it always returns to 118MB.

I see an increase with FF3.0.3 (stopped at 70MB from 30MB after start) but someone should check the trunk or 3.1b1

Comment 2

9 years ago
Created attachment 367888 [details]
FFX 3.0.7 memory usage

i have this problem too.
when i start chatting in Facebook , the memory usage increase till FF crash.

Comment 3

9 years ago
I have a similar problem.  If I go to a specific page, it will load up FF to 1.3 GB of memory.  This page is merely a BBCode forum, with a handful of stock icons on the page.

Comment 4

8 years ago
WFM with test URL 
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; Windows NT 6.0; rv:2.0b3pre) Gecko/20100723 Minefield/4.0b3pre
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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