Re: firefox is slow and uses a lot of memory

From: Graham Perrin <grahamperrin_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2021 20:51:52 +0100
On 01/07/2021 20:49, Craig Leres 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, 


No such problem here with FreeBSD 14.0-CURRENT.

<https://bsd-hardware.info/?computer=8f084339058d>

Can you share details of your graphics hardware, and associated software?

Maybe of interest: 
<https://forums.FreeBSD.org/threads/81022/post-518963> and the 
subsequent answers about hardware and software.


> 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
>
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