I tried to make an educated guess about the component for this bug, please move it if it was not educated enough :) Some hours ago, I downloaded a rather big file (a bit more than 1GB) when browsing in private mode. The speed was rather slow, about 500-600 KB/s, so it took a while. At around 90% of the download I noticed that my system was completely hanging more and more. Firefox used about 2,5GB "Private Bytes" of RAM, and I guess it would have been even more, but my system was already swapping permanently. After the download finished, RAM consumption was back to normal (about 400MB). The whole time, Firefox itself (and the download manager ran in background) meaning I was not using it. Firefox itself had only one tab open (with mozilla the default homepage). I couldn't reproduce it on my second try though. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0 (Firefox 4 RC1)
Presumably this is because we're keeping the file in memory instead of on disk or something?
(In reply to comment #1) > Presumably this is because we're keeping the file in memory instead of on disk > or something? We only buffer it a little bit before writing to disk, so I find that unlikely.
(In reply to comment #1) > Presumably this is because we're keeping the file in memory instead of on disk > or something? We only keep the downloads sqlite table in memory during PB mode.
Andreas, doe sthis still reproduce?
(In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk) from comment #4) > Andreas, doe sthis still reproduce? No. Closing this bug.