Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85916
mozilla memory leak
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:57 EDT
Description of problem:
This is related to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=83942
I have gotten my original report against galeon to also occur with mozilla.
There appears to be a memory leak of some sort when the mozilla process stays up
for a long time. The memory usage grows over time (shown by the
gnome-system-monitor) starting with about 25MB and growing. It still works OK
with about 45MB but becomes unusable when it had grown to 60MB.
Clearing the memory cache (set to 4096MB) has no effect.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
8.0.95+rawhide, mozilla 1.2.1-22
Memory usage seems to grow even when minimized and left idle. At some point
>60MB it seems to choak and become unusable.
This probably shoyuld be reported upstream to http://bugzilla.mozilla.org
However, looking over their reporting it is not clear to me just what
package/component or version to report this under. Any tips?
Oh, this is going be fun (NOT) ...
I figured out how to file a bugzilla report for mozilla
Unfortunately, I soon got the following:
------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2003-03-13 11:24 -------
This is a known issue, Mozilla developers need some help on very precise steps
on how to reproduce the issue using latest build (1.2.1 is too old).
Unless you do so, this bug report will remain untouched or be marked INVALID.
I am not sure how to proceed from here. This is not very helpful and I am not
that motivated to dig into this. If I was, I would get the source code and do
some "instrumentation" or something. In fact, it may be easier to just kill the
process off every so often and restart it.
To me, I would think that this was serious enough that there would be interest
in fixing it. I find it had to believe that I am the only one see this.