100% memory consumption in firefox

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Mon Oct 4 06:50:52 UTC 2010

On 04/10/2010 16:04, Tapas Mishra wrote:
> Firefox consumes 100% memory while watching following web pages
> https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#label/ubuntu+list/12b6bfd6bd7b8b81
> http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ravel
> http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=en&q=ravel 
> <http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=en&q=ravel>
> above 3 are the only pages that were open on my system.
> After reporting a problem in  a previous thread about 100% memory 
> consumption in firefox I disabled most of the addons.
> Harware
> Dell Inspiron 1440.
> Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit
> Firefox 3.6.8
> Extensions
>       Google Toolbar for Firefox 7.1.20100830L
>       TheFreeDictionarycom Community Toolbar
>       Conduit Engine
> Theme
>       Default 3.6.8
> Plugins
>       Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 (compatible;Totem)
>       VLC Multimedia Plugin(compatible Totem 2.30.2)
>       Shockwave Flash (10.1 r82)
>       QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.6
> It has become so difficult to stay in firefox that I am using chrome 
> to type this mail.
> I do not want to switch to any other browser why is this behavior of 
> firefox?

I don't know if this would be of any help, but I am using a desktop of 
an old vintage 32-bit system running an Athlon XP 2100+ with only 5326MB 
of RAM. The OS is 10.04.1.

I went to all of the 3 sites you mention, had each opened in a tab, so 
all were 'running', and I also had Thunderbird running as well as xine 
with which I was watching digitial TV.

Firefox maxed out at 19% CPU usage.

However, I am not using any of the Extensions you mention above; AND I 
am using the latest FF which is 3.6.10 (the normal upgrade from Ubuntu).

I am also using the Plugins you mention, plus at least a couple more.

 From this I would suggest that your problem is somehow connected with 
the 64-bit version you are using and/or the Extensions you are using, 
mentioned above.

Why not remove the Extensions you mention above and see what happens?

Just a thought.


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