Why Does Firefox do this ?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by VLT, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. VLT

    VLT OSNN Junior Addict

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    If you use one firefox.exe process, and multitask inside it using the tabbed browsing etc ... over a few hrs look what it racked up.

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    Any ideas, anyone suffer this too ? :suprised:
     
  2. VLT

    VLT OSNN Junior Addict

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    Its molesting my memory :(
     
  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    That's really weird, I do crazy amounts of tabbed multitasking, and I never find it using that much...hmm
     
  4. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I used to get that a lot and had to stop using firefox but since I started using an updated version it's been fine.
    *places hand on head* touch wood :laugh:
     
  5. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Yea what version do you have, cause I have no such problems with that.
     
  6. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    it is the famous / infamous Ffox memory leak - there have been a lot of them and they did fix a lot in the recent update - check the Ffox main thread - think I may have even posted there (or was it a comment on the news?) Because I checked the change log and saw they plugged at least three memory leaks....

    By the way once Ffox starts on one of those memory leaks it will not stop and you have to terminate it as a process and restart.

    [EDIT] I checked - it was in the recent news item where I commented, check if you have that version[/EDIT]
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Firefox has always had a memory leak of some kind or other.

    That and pure speed is why I have stayed with IE.

    With IE 7, I haven't felt a need to go back to firefox.
     
  8. Bman

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    Yes, but not even one gets these memory leaks, and sooner or later they will be fixed.
     
  9. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    omg its nlm likes this.
  10. Bman

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    I did that too, even though I didn't really need too.
     
  11. omg its nlm

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    I am user 163mb right now. I have 5 tabs open. 2 are java apps.
     
  12. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Thanks for the link Admiral!
     
  13. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Mine just peaked at about 112 MB. When minimized it sits at 3MB or less.
     
  14. Bman

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    how much mb, is 14000kb? 14mb?
     
  15. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    100+mb scares the poop outta me.

    Why does it use that much memory?

    I have a coupla hundred dedicated to my F@H and I think probably another 100 or so for all my ati apps/media and what not.

    IE uses about 40MB or so and then there's azureus which, when on, uses about 40-50MB or thereabouts.

    Btw VLT, that backweb.exe app? What the heck is it? Is it a virus?
     
  16. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    firefox is a broken browser - the sooner the dev team and the fanboys admit that the sooner it can be a great browser. The trouble is the web's gone the otherway. Instead of coding only for IE it seems to be coding only for firefox so its just as bad whichever way you look at it :D
     
  17. Bman

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    Each browser has it's problems, internet alone has problems of course. Any browser is better then IE, firefox will be fixed and better soon. Hopefully
     
  18. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Hey Sazar, ever consider using uTorrent? Uses a heck of a lot less memory (mine is running at <7MB in memory right now.. even adding memory used by PeerGuardian, any time I use a torrent it uses <10Mb of memory..
     
  19. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I don't like feeding the trolls, but there's no such thing as "coding for firefox"

    Unless of course you mean using web standards, also known as coding for every modern browser.
     
  20. VLT

    VLT OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hey all,
    thanks heaps for all your responses

    I make sure im always uptodate with FF, so i currently have 1.5.0.2
    And this version gave me 1gb of memory loss ahaha ... (fixed memory leaks ??)

    I went to one of the link (Admiral Michael) posted
    Entering " config.trim_on_minimize " as "True" on the FF config.
    On minimise its "Memory Usage" reduces considerably, although the Virtual Memory and Peak Memory still are high, i will keep an eye on it though.