MASSIVE Memory Overflow

Bug #365901 reported by soundconjurer on 2009-04-24
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firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

It started after the update to FF3.0.9. Hardy Heron's memory suddenly begins skyrocketing. It continues to fill the memory till it has to dump it on the swap drive. I think it is some sort of script from facebook causing the problem.

Firefox got to points of taking up to 1.5 GBs of RAM.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Apr 24 02:54:21 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.9+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-23-generic i686

security vulnerability: yes → no
visibility: private → public
DoubleDizzle (david31277) wrote :

I am having the same problem. Firefox is using all my memory with no extra tabs or windows open. at one time it used 1.7GB. I closed firefox and my memory resources dramatically dropped back down. happens since 3.0.9

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