The PicPasso add-on creates zombie compartments after clicking its toolbar button. The following steps create a zombie compartment, but they may not be the only way to do so, and not all of the steps may be required:
1) Visit http://gmail.com/
2) Press the PicPasso toolbar button (at this point, security is broken for the page)
3) Close the tab
After minimizing memory multiple times, the following related compartments remain:
Jan: is there any update you can give us on fixing these memory leaks?
The developer could not reconstruct the memory leaks in Firefox 11, but is currently trying to solve it. I will let you know, if I hear more from him.
Jan: did the developer manage to solve the problem?
We cannot reconstruct the zombie compartment. Therefore we canot really solve it... Would it be OK to upload a new update, which can be tested again?
(In reply to Jan Schnitzler from comment #4)
> We cannot reconstruct the zombie compartment. Therefore we canot really
> solve it... Would it be OK to upload a new update, which can be tested again?
If you can't reproduce with your current version with the steps in Comment #0 then yes. We will check it again.
Jan, are you working on an update for us to test?
We are currently working on it and i hope we can submit it next week. Sorry for the delay...
Jan: I see your latest version was reviewed and the editor still found the leak - do you not see the leak with the steps to reproduce in Comment #0?
Hello all, I'm Igor, the principal developer. Jan is away, so I'll take over.
As Jan said, I followed the steps from Comment #0 but could not reproduce the memory leak.
1. When I start Firefox, I see only one PicPasso-related compartment: picPasso.sqlite.
2. After opening gmail.com, a number of PicPasso-related compartments appear, mainly inner windows with the uri about:blank (for PicPasso's own windows), but also some external.
3. However, when I close the Gmail tab, reopen about:memory and click 10 times on "Minimize memory usage", I see no PicPasso compartements, except the picPasso.sqlite. There are some inner windows, but, to my understanding, they belong to firebug.
Is there a possibility to post screenshots?
Igor, which version of Firefox are you using? If it's FF15, the fix in bug 695480 might be preventing the zombie compartment from manifesting.
(In reply to Nicholas Nethercote [:njn] from comment #10)
> Igor, which version of Firefox are you using? If it's FF15, the fix in bug
> 695480 might be preventing the zombie compartment from manifesting.
I'm using Firefox 12 and am referring to PicPasso 1.0.18, i.e. the new version.
I can no longer reproduce this issue.