From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010628 BuildID: When a plugin (Java, Acrobat) gets loaded it never gets unloaded any more, and using preloader results in a background process that grows in time and sucks big quantities of system memory... Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. use preloader under windows 2. go to java.sun.com, open some pdf with Acrobat plugin 3. close all windows 4. look at mozilla's memory consumption: terrible! Actual Results: Mozilla's background process sucks between 50 and 70 MB of memory even if no window is opened Expected Results: Plugins should be unloaded when the last open window is closed, releasing memory
Apps or Plug-ins. Not sure who would make this happen. Trying XP Apps first.
Assignee: asa → pchen
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Browser-General → XP Apps
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: doronr → sairuh
shrir, would this be plug-ins? punt as needed, thx!
Assignee: pchen → av
Component: XP Apps → Plug-ins
QA Contact: sairuh → shrir
Acrobat plugin is a fairly small thing. The real Acrobat engine uses separate process space. I am not sure how big Java is but I beleive the problem is not limited to plugins. Open mail client e.g., you'll see memory increase too and it is not freed after closing all the windows. As to plugins, all legacy plugins are unloaded from the memory when the page is left. Java probably stays, as do xpcom plugins of which we have only Real Player in the installation package. Not sure what to do with this bug. Any ideas?
Uh....I think that's exactly what the preloader is supposed to do.....leave stuff loaded so next time you use it it's already loaded. Therefore, I believe that this bug should be marked WONTFIX. In addition, because of the special nature of the Java plugin, it is not designed to be unloaded once loaded unless the application will be terminated. Since the preloader prevents the termination of Mozilla, once loaded, the Java plugin will remain in memory. As for Acrobat, it is a 4.x-style plugin and DOES get unloaded when the last instance is unloaded. The Acrobat application is independant of the browser so it remaining loaded is probably an issue for Adobe.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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I am reopening this bug given this consideration (on Windows) Run Mozillia as a mail client - 15Mb Open browse window - 17Mb view java page - 30Mb close browse window leaving *only* mail client running - 30Mb That can not be a desired feature.
Status: VERIFIED → REOPENED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
What are the results with disabling Java? Do different versions of the JRE make a difference?
Java configuration and version are irrelevent to this bug. Any version will be loaded, and won't be unloaded. The same is true with all other plugins. The most you can do is figure out which version of the JRE uses fewer resources, because all you can hope to accomplish is a smaller load on your system when the bug manifests itself.
Regular plugins do get unloaded. Otherwise we'd have other bugs. XPCOM and XPConnected plugins, however, need to remain in memory otherwise we crash. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 115450 ***
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago → 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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