From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; 0.8.1) Gecko/20010316 BuildID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; 0.8.1) Gecko/20010316 The past couple of Mozilla builds I tried have the same memory leak problem that Netscape 4.7x had. Open, use and close Mozilla at least 5 times, and the 6th time it won't start when you need it. You need to reboot your PC to get it to work again, otherwise it will just start in the background. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open Mozilla 2. Use Mozilla to surf 3. Close Mozilla repeat this 4 times. Might be more on a testPC. Actual Results: Mozilla starts normal all 5 times, and closes normal. On the 6th time trying to open it, I see my mouse-cursor with the hourglass next to it, but no Mozilla flash screen opening, nor will the Java icon load in the systemtray. Upon pressing CTRL+ALT+DELETE, I see Mozilla in the list of started programs. Have to cancel it from there to get rid of it. And reboot to get Mozilla working again. Expected Results: No matter how many times I open or close the browser, it should always work. I don't want to reboot my PC every half a day to be able to get my email, or surf to my favorite sites.
Jorden, what makes you think this is a memory leak? It sounds to me like on that 5th attempt Mozilla is not exiting completely. I'm not sure how you've made the connection between Mozilla's failure to shut down and this memory leak you're reporting. Can you check before trying to start Mozilla that 6th time and see if mozilla.exe is still running.
I've checked. It's not running after I shut it down the 5th time. At least, not in the visible programs running in the box that opens after pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL However, when I do start one or more instances of Mozilla (6, 7 8 etc.) they do show in that box, with no Mozilla starting up. I called it memory leak, as it is using up a lot of memory each time. Between 30 and 60Mb per Mozilla window opened, and it only gives back around 15Mb upon closing.
Still a problem in the latest nightlies?
Yes, I still have the same problem in the latest nightlies. Although not really after a 5th time starting up, I cannot start Mozilla after my PC's been on for say 4 hours, and I have used Mozilla once. I'm using 20012504 at this time.
WORKSFORME: Win2k 2001050204-Trunk: Unfortunately that doesn't accomplish much, since WinNT/2k/XP use a totally different Memory Management bug than do the Win9x builds. Back in My WindowsME days, I saw this problem as well, but for me it was a simple case of Mozilla failing to exit completely. Reporter: Try this. Grab a copy of Wintop (http://www.microsoft.com/windows95/downloads/contents/wutoys/w95kerneltoy/) and install it. This will show all the processes on your system and ensure that it isn't still running "Hidden" on your system.
Nightly Build 20011005 still has the same problem. Btw Ken, thanks for the Wintoys. They come to good use.
I can't reproduce it. 2001051704 on Win98.
I can't reproduce this neither. Using B2001051804, WinME
reporter: is this a dupe of bug 63383 ? WFm with win2k build 20010519.. (CVS)
Matti, it might be a dup for the thread you pointed to. Although I never thought of checking my system resources, one thing I will be checking from now on. I'm running with 256Mb PC-100 RAM, and resources don't drop below 60% most of the time. The one thing running on this system is genome@home, 24/7
Works for me as well. Win98, 196MB RAM. Closed and started up to 14 consecutive times, no problems. Why not 15? Confucious say so. Can't reproduce. Latest nightly as of May 30 2001. Build ID 2001053004
This could have been caused by bug 53952 if Mozilla was indeed failing to exit completely. Jorden, could you please retest with a recent build?
Testing it with Build ID: 2001060104. So far so good. Looks like It's been repaired, but I'm still testing it. Don't close the bug thread yet. Opened this Moz 10 times now, without much problems, but for a steadily descending resources meter (now at 60%) Jorden.
Ah, got the first error... Mozilla was closed due to error in <unknown>
woohoo !! I've been playing games all weekend long and it seems as if this lates build I am using has no other problem that the one above. The memory leak is gone!! I even tried opening Moz with 50% resources, and it worked !! I'll close this thread for now :-)) Jord.