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hangs on launch just showing white page

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why does ff show 32 gigs of virtual memory consumed by its process

look at bottom line its your ff extensions pid


top - 12:10:07 up 2 days, 21:56, 1 user, load average: 0.77, 0.96, 0.80 Tasks: 406 total, 1 running, 405 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie %Cpu(s): 1.5 us, 0.5 sy, 0.0 ni, 97.9 id, 0.0 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st MiB Mem : 11890.6 total, 2527.5 free, 6623.0 used, 2740.1 buff/cache MiB Swap: 980.0 total, 520.2 free, 459.8 used. 4612.7 avail Mem

 PID USER      PR  NI    VIRT    RES    SHR S  %CPU  %MEM     TIME+ COMMAND                                                                                                      
2260 pie       20   0 3986768 493048  65976 S   3.3   4.0 180:11.89 gnome-shell                                                                                                  

26063 pie 20 0 3392388 407400 228940 S 2.0 3.3 0:25.97 firefox-bin

2591 pie       20   0 4982024 575588  60328 S   1.3   4.7  98:36.40 skypeforlinux                                                                                                
7691 pie       20   0 1872552 887932 102592 S   1.3   7.3  76:47.23 brave                                                                                                        
6132 pie       20   0 1853188 360332  93472 S   1.0   3.0  48:07.66 brave                                                                                                        

15989 pie 20 0 847760 254812 79192 S 1.0 2.1 76:22.87 opera-developer

2079 root      20   0  284728  67944  51224 S   0.7   0.6  96:50.97 Xorg                                                                                                         
8361 pie       20   0 1115320 460760  75076 S   0.7   3.8  22:09.59 brave                                                                                                        

22668 pie 20 0 786864 207812 95392 S 0.7 1.7 0:58.24 brave 25937 pie 20 0 20712 3804 3052 R 0.7 0.0 0:01.28 top

1567 root      20   0  265952    856    176 S   0.3   0.0   0:11.21 upowerd                                                                                                      
6209 pie       20   0  327260  14000   3264 S   0.3   0.1   0:08.22 brave                                                                                                        
6332 pie       20   0  652684  68672  30664 S   0.3   0.6   2:04.28 brave                                                                                                        

26188 pie 20 0 32.8g 315788 100700 S 0.3 2.6 0:15.93 WebExtensions

here is that process


pie 26188 26063 9 12:07 tty2 00:00:16 /home/pie/src/firefox/firefox-bin -contentproc -childID 2 -isForBrowser -prefsLen 7022 -prefMapSize 213918 -parentBuildID 20190910095613 -greomni /home/pie/src/firefox/omni.ja -appomni /home/pie/src/firefox/browser/omni.ja -appdir /home/pie/src/firefox/browser 26063 true tab


when I launch ff it just hangs forever showing white screen I have to kill that last tab before ff snaps into action ... it make no matter what was that last active tab prior to killing ff on launch it repeatedly shows just white screen


I am on Ubuntu 19.04 desktop firefox nightly 71.0a1 (2019-09-10) (64-bit)