Sudden and uncontrollable memory hogging

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
8 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: jader7777, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [closeme 2010-12-15])

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 GTB7.1 ImageShackToolbar/5.2.4 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 GTB7.1 ImageShackToolbar/5.2.4 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

During web browsing, particularly if I have multiple tabs open firefox starts to consume 200,000K. The only way to stop it is to use the task manager to kill firefox and start a new session. Sites that are flash heavy or include lots of exotic display methods will bring about the issue faster than others. A funny site that I found brings it about is Bugzilla's Firefox search portal, which repeatedly made the memory issue occur.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open multiple tabs (7-10)
2. Visit flash sites
3. Wait a moment. Check task manager if your computer can still even function. 
Actual Results:  
Massive hike in memory usage. Firefox is rendered useless.

Expected Results:  
Not commit suicide when I try to use it.

This error only seemed to occur some time after the introduction to firefox3. I've been dealing with this problem for many months.

Comment 1

8 years ago
200MB increase isn't massive, and not critical unless firefox has hung or crashed.

If can you reproduce this when started in safe mode, then please provide URL's https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode
Severity: critical → normal
Whiteboard: [closeme 2010-12-15]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.13 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: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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