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[Discuss] memory management

Jerry Natowitz <j.natowitz at> writes:

> My advise on Firefox is to close it down completely whenever you have
> finished using it.  There seems to be a lot of memory leaking, I've
> seen Firefox grow into multi-gigabyte virtual size in a matter of
> hours.

I leave it running all the time and don't see this. I mean, it's bloated
as all hell for what it is, but I've had it up since last week and it's
stable at 1 GB virtual memory, peak working set 560 MB with many tabs
open.  This make me think it's less firefox having severe leaks than the
abomidable state of javascript on websites today. I don't let very much
javascript run.

Mike Small
smallm at

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