Firefox Memory Leak

I have 6gb of ram on my Ubuntu machine.  I thought that I would not need anything more than 4gb but pushed it to 6gb cause I could..  Well I saw Firefox push up to 1.3GB.

I realise that linux machines will cache until it runs out of Ram but this wasn’t cache.  This was “in use”.

Will post a screen when I workout where the screenshot dump went. Seems the utility is broken when taking a screeny of “current window”.  Selected another option and it worked.

1.3gb Firefox Memory Usage

1.3gb Firefox Memory Usage

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 8:22 pm by Jordan Carter · Permalink
In: Web Development · Tagged with: ,

3 Responses

  1. Written by Aníbal Rojas
    on May 26, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I had the same problem with Firefox 2.?.? in my old Ubuntu 7.10 box, since I upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04 with Firefox 3.0.10 this memory leak is gone. Also I am not sure if it was a Firefox fault or the responsible was one of the multiple add-ons or plugins

  2. Written by Cheba
    on May 28, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2a1pre) Gecko/20090520 Minefield/3.6a1pre
    Nightly build. Runs for about 4 days.
    About 80 tabs opened.
    VSZ: 732MB
    RSS: 340MB

  3. Written by Jordan
    on July 7, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Now I have updated to 3.5 it seems to run fine. I hope it stays this way :)

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