Long time Firefox user on linux and only recently noticed this RAM usage issue. Maybe it also affects FF 68? I can use firefox all day running linux peppermint OS 9(ful…
Long time Firefox user on linux and only recently noticed this RAM usage issue. Maybe it also affects FF 68?
I can use firefox all day running linux peppermint OS 9(fully updated) with Xanmod kernel 4.19.66 but after I suspend the laptop and resume, firefox behaves normally for approx. 1/2 hour then RAM usage increases dramatically. I only noticed this while running a virtual machine and FF ate all my remaining ram.
Minimizing memory usage from about:memory helps for a short while but FF will again consume too much ram.
However, if I close FF and restart teh ram usage stays within normal limits all day ...until I suspend and wake the laptop again.
I have noticed this issue on two different configurations:
1. T510 laptop running Peppermint OS 9 with windows virtual guest taking majority of RAM. FF on linux host usually stays within 2GB of usage but after suspend it jumps much higher and consumes ram freezing the laptop.
2. W530 laptop running Windows 10 OS (1903) and Linux Peppermint 10 OS as virtual guest. FF on linux guest also consumes more RAM after waking Win10 from suspend and crashes Linux virtual guest.