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memleaks for life?

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I've been using FF for ~8 years and since I've moved on to Linux, I've also been checking out it's memory usage.

Why does it always happen that when FF starts, it takes around 300 MB of memory (no page opened), but after usage, when I close and open tabs, the usages increases ever after -- 400, 550, 600, 700..... till all my 8GB is consumed.

Don't blame addons and --safe-mode etc... I've tried all those. Instead the value reduces by 100 MB and the same memleaked behavior continues.

Memcaching has been limited to 32 out of which less than 1 MB is in use. So is there any accountability for the memory usage?

I've been using FF for ~8 years and since I've moved on to Linux, I've also been checking out it's memory usage. Why does it always happen that when FF starts, it takes around 300 MB of memory (no page opened), but after usage, when I close and open tabs, the usages increases ever after -- 400, 550, 600, 700..... till all my 8GB is consumed. Don't blame addons and --safe-mode etc... I've tried all those. Instead the value reduces by 100 MB and the same memleaked behavior continues. Memcaching has been limited to 32 out of which less than 1 MB is in use. So is there any accountability for the memory usage?

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  • Shockwave Flash 17.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/38.0

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Sakshi Rajput 1 solutions 16 answers

Sorry to hear that.

you can do one thing o for clean intsalltion of the software from the site below https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

And still you are facing trouble with your FF please visit the article for further details: https://support.mozilla.org/si/kb/install-firefox-linux

Thank you :)

Sorry to hear that. you can do one thing o for clean intsalltion of the software from the site below https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ And still you are facing trouble with your FF please visit the article for further details: https://support.mozilla.org/si/kb/install-firefox-linux Thank you :)

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I'll file a bug for this.

I'll file a bug for this.
cor-el
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Did you try a new profile?

You can check for issues caused by plugins and set plugins to "Ask to Activate" on the "Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Plugins" page.

  • plugins are not affected by Firefox Safe Mode
Did you try a new profile? *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manager *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Managing+profiles You can check for issues caused by plugins and set plugins to "Ask to Activate" on the "Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Plugins" page. *plugins are not affected by Firefox Safe Mode