Bug 479538 - Going to http://isc.sans.org causes RSS to jump to about 250 MB
Going to http://isc.sans.org causes RSS to jump to about 250 MB
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-10 16:42 EST by ArjenDragt
Modified: 2018-04-11 08:03 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: firefox-3.0.5-1.fc10.i386
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:34:05 EST
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Description ArjenDragt 2009-01-10 16:42:07 EST
Description of problem:
With a fully up to date Fedora 10 (i686) system, Firefox will use somewhere between 250 and 300 MB (RSS) when browsing to http://isc.sans.org.  There may be other sites that cause the same thing to occur.  So far I am not aware of any.

Firefox available directly from http://www.mozilla.com does not do this.  In that case, memory will spike momentarily but will then drop back down to a reasonable level.

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How reproducible:
Start Firefox.  Browse to isc.sans.org.  Look at memory usage of Firefox.  Tested on a few systems all with the same basic build.  Browsing to a different site (anything else) does NOT free up the memory.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch Firefox
2. Go to isc.sans.org
3. Look at memory usage
Actual results:
Memory very high.

Expected results:
Memory use retained at a reasonable level.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2009-01-10 19:24:11 EST
With firefox-3.0.5-1.fc10.i386 I cannot reproduce this anymore.
Comment 2 ArjenDragt 2009-01-11 16:02:26 EST
Agreed.  It is still jumping (on my machine) up to about 120 MB RSS.  But that is reasonable.   Thanks.
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2009-01-12 06:21:53 EST
You're very welcome. Thanks for letting us know.
Comment 4 ArjenDragt 2009-01-13 17:56:11 EST

On a fully patched Fedora 10 system when I run with the Firefox package as supplied by Fedora, it jumps to 150MB+ RSS memory usage after going to isc.sans.org.  That RAM usage does not drop down when moving away to other sites.

When I run the Firefox from mozilla.com, it jumps a bit when going to isc.sans.org (about 120MB) but then drops down when I move away to other sites.  It looks like the Fedora supplied build is holding some things in memory that the Mozilla build is not.
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