Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 11243
redhat6.2 becomes very slow after browsing with netscape
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:13:42 EDT
I upgraded my system from 6.0 to 6.2. This went very smoothly.All my old
settings where still there. When starting to browse with netscape the
system starts accessing the Hard disk constantly after having accessed
about 4 web sites. The mouse is also not responding very well anymore. If I
manage to kill netscape via kill -9 <process> everything gets back to
I find that if I leave Netscape 4.7.2, and now that I've upgraded to 4.7.3, too,
that if I leave Netscape on for more than 4 hours, connected to the net or not,
Netscape takes all available memory and then some, cause everything to slow
down, and reaction to input gets out of sync. If I have more than 4 Netscape
windows open, the leak gets bad quickly. Once I managed to get top running
and saw that Netscape had an RSS of 150M and high priority.
I can vouch for this. I have 256 megs of ram and I begin swapping when running
netscape. It appears to have a huge memory leak.
Exact same problem here. I have 128 MB of RAM and after a little bit of Netscape usage, my memory usage pegs and never goes back down until I
haven't tested this theory enough to verify it.
350 MHz Pentium II
Running helix_gnome 1.2 with latest version of Sawfish
Unfortunately, we can't really fix bugs like this inside netscape.
You're best off reporting this to Netscape directly via: