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Last Comment Bug 608788 - Increasing memory usage with non-local home directory
: Increasing memory usage with non-local home directory
Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: General (show other bugs)
: unspecified
: All Mac OS X
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
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Reported: 2010-11-01 11:50 PDT by Alon Zakai (:azakai)
Modified: 2014-12-23 08:57 PST (History)
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Description Alon Zakai (:azakai) 2010-11-01 11:50:03 PDT
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:
Comment 1 Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, NI for questions) 2010-11-29 05:42:19 PST
you don't see the problem if home directory is local?
is this version 3.6, or trunk build?
Comment 2 Alon Zakai (:azakai) 2010-12-02 10:48:37 PST
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.
Comment 3 Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, NI for questions) 2014-12-23 08:57:02 PST
I don't think there's anything actionable here

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