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Re: [opensuse] Mozilla certainly has an apetite for memory...
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 02:40:07 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.1.00.0806040213560.32145@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Tuesday 2008-06-03 at 19:14 -0400, Greg Freemyer wrote:

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
10513 cer 15 0 643m 111m 16m R 0.7 11.0 248:42.04 firefox-bin

It is still using more than half a gigabyte? Why doesn't mozilla return all
that unused memory? Is that /good/ memory management?

Oh my! :-/

I'm running FF 3.0 rc1 doing lots of gmail / calendar / etc..

Seems about the same (or slightly more: 779m virt 273m res 16m shr).
I thought it was supposed to be a lot better than 2.0? Or are you
running rc1 as well?

No, right now I'm on plain 10.3. One of the pages I had opened uses a lot of javascript, and another has some other type of script.


FYI: I'm at 236 hours, so just behind you. I don't know that FF2
would have been stable for 10 days for me. So I suspect you are
running rc1 or not using as much javascript as I do.


Those hours are cpu times, I think, not uptime. Look:

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
9683 root 15 0 141m 41m 5648 S 6.0 4.1 217:56.24 X
9857 cer 16 0 169m 23m 4264 R 0.7 2.4 8:37.10 gnome-terminal
9856 cer 15 0 19880 2996 2076 S 1.0 0.3 37:43.40 gkrellm
9835 cer 15 0 43424 6220 4372 S 0.3 0.6 22:59.25 metacity


All those apps (inc FF) have been running the same time, they have similar PIDs. But the time shown by top is much lower, so it has to be cpu time. Firefox is also cpu hungry, it seems.

Anyhow, that firefox has been opened for a long time, almost all my session time. Let me see:

nimrodel:/otros/test_b # ac --individual-totals cer
cer 11266.68
total 11266.68

Minutes, hours? Minutes, I guess. Then that's 187 hours, or almost 8 days.


By the way, I don't understand why a terminal has to use '169m' either... there a are a lot of memory hungry apps around. Even if that terminal has 16 tabs opened.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
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