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Leeroy1978

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Hi

I'm running mandrake 10.1 on a 2.6 Ghz machine with 256MB of RAM. My swap partition size is 500MB. Firefox just seems to eat hundreds of megabytes of my memory! It doesn't happen straight away, but slowly the memory usage creeps up and up, meaning that my computer practically grinds to a halt as linux starts using the swap partition. Anyone else experienced this? Know how to fix it?

 

Cheers

Lee

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I have not seen this using Firefox 1.01. What version are you running? When Firefox problems arise, the first thing I recommend is to create a new profile and see if the problem continues.

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I've seen posts on slashdot saying that there is a memory leak in firefox related to using tabs. Memory allocated when you open a tab is not released when the tab is closed. This problem won't be fixed until firefox 1.1 or later (when the latest mozilla/gecko code is incorporated).

 

Here's a link to the bug: 283063. It's slated for release in FF 1.1.

Edited by Kjel Oslund

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from what that link says, is close the firefox window that had the tab and voila, memory is back.

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