Firefox is a PIG on memory
lionelv at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 06:26:54 UTC 2005
Matt Patterson wrote:
> I have noticed that if I leave firefox open for a long time (week or
> more) that the memory usage on my machine just steadily climbs (swap and
> memory used). Even if there is only one firefox window open, the instant
> I close that window I can watch my memory usage drop 300mb or more. I
> like leaving many windows open (several per desktop with several tabs
> each) because that is how I organize my various parrallel tasks. A way
> to make firefox clean up after itself would be great.
Yeah it seems to still have some memory leaks.
> Any ideas?
download the source code and figure out where the memory leaks are. You
might be able to get a profiler or something to tell you what is using
all the memory.
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