Running firefox slows down my computer so much it renders it unusable until the process is killed

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Firefox
General
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
6 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: wtmarcus, Unassigned)

Tracking

6 Branch
x86_64
Linux
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2012-03-01])

(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:6.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.1
Build ID: 20110831062634

Steps to reproduce:

I upgraded to firefox 7.0.


Actual results:

I started firefox and it slowed my machine to a crawl and I had to wait for 2 minutes until I could switch to a terminal and kill the process.


Expected results:

It should have worked like 6.0.
Please provide more technical information.
What happened ?
- Firefox used 100% CPU
- your x server used 100% CPU
- Firefox allocated all available memory
- something else

Did you try http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode to rule out installed extensions and the hardware acceleration ?

Comment 2

6 years ago
Any progress with FF 9 or 10? They have much better memory management.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2012-03-01]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 10 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: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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