Fastest Search addon leaves Zombie Compartments during use.
Steps to Reproduce:
1) install addon and load a page into a tab (e.g. http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/partnerships.html)
2) Press Ctrl+Shift+F to activate addon.
3) search for something (e.g. Firefox)
4) close tab
5) open about:memory?verbose
6) hit 'minimise memory usage' button a few times
7) see reference to closed tab still
The add-on also remains in memory on disable though that will probably be fixed by using an up-to-date SDK version (1.5)
Developer cc'd and notified via review.
I just fixed the issue and tested in FF13.0a2 through both about:compartments?verbose and about:memory?verbose. It was a simple case of reference to the currently searched page not removed after text search is done. I'll soon repack and submit the newer version. Thanks for finding my oversight!
Version 1.6 of the SDK is now available. This version should address the pending memory leaks in your add-on. Please upgrade your add-on to use SDK 1.6 and submit a new version as soon as possible.
I'm aware of that and in fact already have a SDK1.6-packed version yesterday that's free of memory leaks, but I'm also trying to put in a few small new features and squash some old bugs. I'm very eager to get this new version out too & I expect to release it some time this weekend, after more testing and potential fixing.
As promised, FS v2.10 was just released at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/fastest-search/versions/2.10
2.10 fixes both the zombie compartments on use and references remaining on disable/uninstall issues so marking as fixed.