Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 246818
Firefox huge memory leak on automatic page reload
Last modified: 2008-04-09 10:05:38 EDT
Description of problem:
Firefox leak memory of a certain page. This page reloads every 5 seconds. On
each reload firefox gain 15mb of memory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Iam using the latest version (188.8.131.52)
follow this link: http://willem.neostrada.nl/avsh/lansoverzicht.php
Steps to Reproduce:
1. vist link
firefox gains 15 mb of memory each 5 seconds on pc reload
pc starts to swap
I confirm this but it is not only Fedora related. It looks like general Firefox
bug. I tested it under openSUSE 10.2 with Firefox 184.108.40.206 and after few minutes
Firefox memory usage increased from 70MB to 500MB.
I confirm this but does not know how to debug it. Can somebody give a hint?
Firefox 3 which is in rawhide now has fixed many leaks. Can someone see if this
is fixed there?
At this point, we're going to only be taking security fixes and major stability
fixes into this release of Fedora. However, we still want to ensure the bug is
fixed in the next version. We'd appreciate if you could test Firefox 3,
available at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html or now shipping
as the default in Fedora rawhide and provide feedback as to whether it still
exists so we can file a ticket upstream to try to fix it in Firefox 3 before it
Since there are insufficient details provided in this report for us to
investigate the issue further, and we have not received feedback to the
information we have requested above, we will assume the problem was not
reproducible, or has been fixed in one of the updates we have released for the
Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the latest
update of their distribution, and if this issue turns out to still be
reproducible in the latest update, please reopen this bug with additional
Closing as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.
[This is a mass-closing request, if you think that this bug shouldn't be closed,
please, reopen with additional information.]