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[Discuss] memory management

I use Firefox on several Linux systems and one MacOS Snow Leopard system.
I've never seen this problem on the Linux systems, but both Firefox and
Google Chrome would routinely use up the memory on the MacOS system to the
point where the entire system became unresponsive, and all too often I had
to forcibly power-cycle the machine to recover.

Since setting up the launch script I posted a few days ago that uses ulimit
before invoking Firefox,the problem has been far less severe. It now takes
a lot longer before memory starts to run out, and when it reaches that
point, Firefox crashes instead of rendering the whole system unresponsive.

In terms of usability, I find these Firefox crashes a *HUGE* improvement.

On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 3:04 PM, Derek Martin <invalid at>

> On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 10:46:33AM -0400, Dan Ritter wrote:
> > > The memory leak wrt Firefox has been an issue for those users (not
> > > community...users) for years.
> > > There are so many reasons to use a distro over Ubuntu.
> > >
> > > Note I did not refer to Ubuntu as a "distro"...
> > > At any rate, there is a fix for the Ubuntu Memory issue. The best
> > > solution though- Don't use Ubuntu.
> > >
> >
> > Could you provide references for any of this, please?
> Seconded.  I use Ubuntu almost exclusively (for everything except
> gaming and casual web browsing in between gaming), have for a few
> years now, and I have no idea what you are talking about.
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