Increasing memory usage with non-local home directory

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Core
General
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
7 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: azakai, Unassigned)

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Description

7 years ago
1. Get an OS X installation with a non-local home directory (NFS, or also SMB).
2. Load Firefox on an empty page.
3. Wait for 1-2 days.

Memory usage will slowly increase, after 1-2 days it will take hundreds of MB or more.

This happens with no addons and a new profile.

There are several open bugs regarding non-local home directories on OS X, none mention memory, but perhaps they didn't notice a slow memory increase? In other words, perhaps this is a side effect of one of those bugs?

Original user report here: http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/11/windows-xp-falls-under-60-ie8-loses-share-for-the-first-time.ars?comments=1&p=20964576#comment-20964588
you don't see the problem if home directory is local?
is this version 3.6, or trunk build?
Component: General → General
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → general
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Comment 2

7 years ago
Sorry, I just relayed a report from a user, I can't attempt to reproduce it myself - I don't have a way to get an OS X installation with a non-local home directory. I was hoping someone that can duplicate that setup could check this out.
I don't think there's anything actionable here
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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