FireFox is having a memory leak.

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Firefox
General
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critical
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
9 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: siubing, Unassigned)

Tracking

3.0 Branch
x86
Windows XP
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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009011913 Firefox/3.0.6 GTB5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009011913 Firefox/3.0.6 GTB5

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009011913 Firefox/3.0.6 GTB5
I have only on window up, without doing much, Firefox process just grow, and used up alot of virtual memory, and nothing can run. It did not release the memory until I killed the process using Window task manager. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.open Firefox and browse to google news
2.go thru couple of pages
3.let it there, and the memory use reported in Window Task manager (process page) will grow by itself.
Actual Results:  
It suck up all the virtual memory that nothing can run. It takes about 15- 30 minutes. 

Expected Results:  
It should release memory when there are nothing else running, it should not suck up everything.
Please read: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/high+memory+usage
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch

Comment 2

9 years ago
ALso, you don't quite have a testcase here with a list of steps someone can reproduce. See http://quality.mozilla.org/bug-writing-guidelines 

Also, you would want to reproduce with FF started in safe-mode.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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