Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65275
Galeon thrashes on large downloads.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 EDT
Description of Problem:
Galeon chews up all memory on large downloads. Trying to DL three ISOs and it
crapped out after ~1.5GB total when it chewed up all main and VM. HD thrashes,
everything else drags arse.
What makes it stranger is X got up to 101MB at the same time while ~no~ window
functions were being performed.
I've replicated this (with the wierd X behavior) twice. Out of trying twice.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Two out of two. Not trying again.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Galeon and go DL really big files (500+ MBs).
2. Watch Galeon grow and grow.
3. System goes *slllooowwwwww*
4. Run Top again, point and laugh.
Galeon grows, eventually X grows, things get ugly.
Proper DLed files without hurting my system.
I would love to use wget but some authentication schemes dont feed well into
CCing to Mike Harris in case he knows of a X/Galeon interaction that made X
grow as such.
Sounds like this mozilla bug:
it's in the 1.0 branch.
Fixed in rawhide.