Re: firefox is slow and uses a lot of memory

From: Stefan Blachmann <sblachmann_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2021 01:41:34 +0200
FF is an insane memory hog.
Still v. 88 here.
According to "ps axu", currently uses ~25GB resident. "virtual size" ~60GB.

BTW...

# pkg install www/chromium
Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
FreeBSD repository is up to date.
All repositories are up to date.
pkg: No packages available to install matching 'www/chromium' have
been found in the repositories
#

Any idea why I cannot install Chromium on 12.2?

On 7/1/21, Craig Leres <leres_at_freebsd.org> wrote:
> Starting with firefox 89 or so, I've found it starts using a LOT of
> memory and actually makes the system sluggish and causes momentary X
> freezes. I have 32G of ram/swap, is it reasonable for firefox to use 15G?
>
> 		Craig
>
> ice 95 % uname -a
> FreeBSD ice.alameda.xse.com 12.2-RELEASE-p8 FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE-p8 r18
> LBL  amd64
>
>
>  >>>> top -osize
>
> last pid: 71913;  load averages:  0.52,  0.53,  0.47    up 1+00:29:04
> 12:46:04
> 215 processes: 2 running, 206 sleeping, 6 stopped, 1 zombie
> CPU:  1.9% user,  0.0% nice,  0.3% system,  0.1% interrupt, 97.7% idle
> Mem: 2931M Active, 3479M Inact, 1874M Laundry, 19G Wired, 1192M Buf,
> 4116M Free
> ARC: 13G Total, 3822M MFU, 8686M MRU, 172K Anon, 270M Header, 553M Other
>       11G Compressed, 81G Uncompressed, 7.38:1 Ratio
> Swap: 32G Total, 32G Free
>
>    PID USERNAME    THR PRI NICE   SIZE    RES STATE    C   TIME    WCPU
> COMMAND
> 63858 leres        35  20    0    15G   506M select   7   0:40   0.08%
> firefox
>   3610 leres         3  20    0  6268M    61M select   2   4:54   1.00%
> Xorg
>   3159 telegraf     19  23    0  4926M    47M uwait    3   0:26   0.00%
> telegraf
> 63845 leres       125  20    0  4612M  1794M select   7  18:49   4.61%
> firefox
> 33553 leres        60  20    0  4579M  2077M CPU2     2   9:18   3.10%
> thunderb
> 63859 leres        34  20    0  2916M   559M select   3   1:11   0.08%
> firefox
> 63857 leres        34  20    0  2812M   466M select   0   2:00   0.18%
> firefox
> 63850 leres        37  20    0  2723M   377M select   2   1:51   0.24%
> firefox
> 63849 leres        34  20    0  2708M   394M select   3   1:05   0.02%
> firefox
> 63856 leres        34  20    0  2608M   275M select   6   0:30   0.01%
> firefox
> 63861 leres        34  20    0  2491M   189M select   6   0:05   0.05%
> firefox
> 63847 leres        34  20    0  2471M   171M select   1   0:04   0.05%
> firefox
> 70198 leres        27  20    0  2436M   142M select   5   0:01   0.05%
> firefox
> 63860 leres        26  20    0  2422M   130M select   2   0:01   0.00%
> firefox
>   3132 influxd      18  52    0   997M   185M uwait    2   6:16   0.06%
> influxd
>   3214 root          6  20    0   510M   491M select   0   2:38   0.19%
> pcscd
>   2897 bind         26  52    0   349M   281M sigwai   0   0:15   0.00%
> named
> 22334 www           4  52    0   108M    77M select   3   0:02   0.00%
> httpd
>
>
Received on Thu Jul 01 2021 - 23:41:34 UTC

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