My thoughts confirmed.... about 13.10

Peter Smout smoutpete at
Mon Apr 14 13:49:10 UTC 2014

On 12/04/14 19:37, Florian Diesch wrote:
> Am Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:26:54 +0100
> schrieb Colin Law <clanlaw at>:
>> you can see which processes are using the most.  I know top can be
>> told to sort the columns but I always have to look up  how to do it.
> Press Shift+M to have top sorted by memory usage

Right here goes, hope this makes sense!!

I have left my machine running 13.10 running all night, with f-fox open 
on you-tube, not playing just open and on night 1 I awoke to a frozen 

Night 2 I left it open, same as before except I set a small script to 
write the top 3 lines of 'top' to my-log.txt, this showed that 
plug-in-container (presumably flash as the only other one left enabled 
was Ghostery) gradually crept up in mem usage, until the last log entry 
said 87.6% (of 2.5gib)

So to the OP I think you are correct :) can anybody confirm if this 
happens on Chrome(ium) or if it is a f-fox specific issue, as then I 
know who to moan at ;)

If it is a Flash issue in general, then I will try and raise a bug? with 
Adobe, if it is a f-fox issue the Mozilla will get it!

Your thoughts appreciated.


Pete Smout

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