Firefox is a PIG on memory var: Respectful critic - thanks.
matt at v8zman.com
Tue Oct 25 16:21:04 UTC 2005
I feel like I hit a nerve on this one, hehehe. All I have to say is
relax a little man. I meant no insult, it is only software. I know some
people get very personal about it, I have in the past as well. I simply
used "pig" as a reference to the amount of memory being used. A web
browser that sucks down 300+mb memory and swap definitely scales into
the "pig" range for me.
And yes, I do contribute bug reports. I have even tracked down the
occasional bug in code and forwarded the fix onto the real development
Hell, I once had a leak that drew exactly 16k of ram per second. I came
back like 2 weeks later to find numerous gigs of used ram all from this
simple app. I called all the other developers over, we all had a laugh,
and then I fixed the stupid bug. All in fun my man.
Phillip Sc. Boegh wrote:
>>I would consider busting out a memory profiler, but generally, I let
>>other people clean up the messes they make. I had a job where I had to
>>fix a leak in someone elses code, and that was horrible to say the
>>least. As per other peoples posts it is a known problem, hopefully it
>>will be fixed in upcoming versions.
>ONLY if you are reporting the problem "Firefox problems on memory" to
>firefox https://bugzilla.mozilla.org or
>help them making it better at:
>Do not make respectless critic like "Firefox is a PIG on memory"
>- you get all this work for free - how much do you think Internet Explorer
>would have costed if not netscape and mozilla-firefox have existed?
>If you cannot program as a developer then report any bugs gently and with
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