[Bug 304942] [NEW] Firefox explodes to 1.2GB on simple URL.

spbike bill at broadley.org
Wed Dec 3 21:51:24 UTC 2008


Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

mv .mozilla .mozilla-backup # insure it's a vanilla firefox config on
intrepid

Go to this url
http://www.archive.org/stream/titlelistofdocum024685mbp/titlelistofdocum024685mbp_djvu.txt

Run top (sort by memory if you wish with M).  Watch it rocket to:
Mem:   2070924k total,  1671048k used,   399876k free,    20800k buffers
Swap:  2586424k total,   156176k used,  2430248k free,   278644k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
 3820 bill      20   0 1122m 1.0g  21m S    3 51.0   2:22.96 firefox

The page has just 20-30 lines of normal looking HTML, and a large (10-20
screens) page of text inside a <pre>.

My system is currently patched and:
lsb_release -rd
Description:	Ubuntu 8.10
Release:	8.10

And firefox:
firefox:
  Installed: 3.0.4+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.10.1
  Candidate: 3.0.4+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.10.1
  Version table:
 *** 3.0.4+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.10.1 0
        500 http://mirror.cse.ucdavis.edu intrepid-updates/main Packages
        500 http://mirror.cse.ucdavis.edu intrepid-security/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.0.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu2 0
        500 http://mirror.cse.ucdavis.edu intrepid/main Packages

I'd expect a page with 10 screens of text to take alot less than 1GB of
ram.

** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

-- 
Firefox explodes to 1.2GB on simple URL.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/304942
You received this bug notification because you are a member of Mozilla
Bugs, which is subscribed to firefox-3.0 in ubuntu.




More information about the Ubuntu-mozillateam-bugs mailing list