User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0 Build ID: 20130218165301 Steps to reproduce: My issue has been discussed in bug 793792. I commented on that post that I had the same problem but was advised by Wayne Mery to file a new bug. I visited a website with FF while TB was running in the background. Actual results: TB hung and slowed everything down, so I had to do a Force Quit. FF kept running slow. After a restart of the PC, I opened TB and it hung almost immediately. I just did an experiment (which I can repeat in variations if you want me to): When I started TB I had system monitor running. FF was already running. TB started and when I clicked on a random email it shot CPU usage up to 100% for one CPU. Memory usage was steadily rising, extending into swap. I killed TB but memory usage didn't drop until later. Trying to repeat the experiment but TB isn't doing me the favor of hanging again. Back when I have more. Expected results: It shouldn't have frozen :-)
Forgot to mention I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. According to the previous thread (793792) the issue also arises with 12.04
does problem reproduce if you delete .msf files?
Alex, please be sure to be running an current version (eg 17 or newer). And see https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Testing:Memory_Usage_Problems
Hi Wayne! I am running TB 17.0.4 and I read your suggested reading, but the problem has not appeared again... If it does I will try deleting the .msf files and get back to you. Thanks for the help, Alex
Thanks for the feedback. Please comment in the bug if it does happen again.
I am having the same problem. With Ubuntu 12.04 Thunderbird hangs (goes grey) after about 5 mins even when doing nothing. It sometimes comes back after ~20 mins. CPU goes to 100% on one core and memory rises to ~400MB when problem occuring (drops back to ~200MB if recovering). Have tried using Ubuntu 12.10 and running in safe mode, but still greys out. Result is that Thunderbird is quite unusable! Any suggestions for an alternative e-mail client?