Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 615807
Huge memory leak downloading ISO
Last modified: 2011-06-29 09:19:11 EDT
Description of problem:
Trying to download the RHEL 5.5 DVD ISO (2967 MB) from RedHat Network makes firefox consumes a huge amount of memory while the download is progressing. Firefox finally gets to about 1.5 Gigs of RAM and then it blocks at about 48% of the download.
I think it has something to do with the https connection because I tried downloading the RHEL6 beta DVD from a redhat public server and it worked out fine (I think it was an ftp server).
I finally had to use Google Chrome to perform the download correctly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Got to RHN
2. Down load a huge DVD ISO
3. Check gnome-system-monitor and watch the memory use
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