wing wrote:It *STILL* leaks memory like a sieve.
45 minutes ago, I killed Firefox because it was consuming 600mb of RAM and my system was on the verge of entering that horrible locked-to-death state that Linux gets in when swap and RAM both hit 100% utilization. Restarted it with the same FOUR tabs, and it was consuming 300mb (for FOUR tabs with no animation or anything on them...)
Right now, it's back to consuming 531mb. I'll have to kill it again in a little bit.
Not sure whats going on there, i know most people assume that eating ram is a bad thing when in most cases its harmless as its just the OS not getting rid of ram till it has to, but you seam to know what your talking about. I can offer 2 solutions.
a) theres a firefox extention called ramback, that does what it says on the tin
b) you can configure linux to lie to firefox about how much ram you have, cant rember the details for that one tho
edit: oh and i came that im not sure what the ubuntu team have done but on kubuntu gutsy the firefox tar was stable & looked nice, on hardy i have the choice of it looking nice and being unstable (the repo version, is crashing without flash) or being ugly (the tar version falls back to gtk).
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