thunderbird eats all memory and dies

Adam J Richardson fatman at
Fri Nov 9 04:58:36 PST 2007

Yuri wrote:
> Hi,
> Beginning from the time I last reinstalled FreeBSD from scratch I have my
> thunderbird dying with the following message:
> terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::bad_alloc'
>   what():  St9bad_alloc
> Abort trap (core dumped)
> This is after it grows in memory to over 1GB in a few hours of idle existence.
> I even forcibly reinstalled all dependent packages so that all shared libs used
> by thunderbird are refreshed. But no improvement.
> Thunderbird was recently upgraded to but the problem didn't go away.
> Anyone has the same issue?
> Yuri
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Hi Yuri,

Thunderbird has always been a resource hog on my systems whether I'm 
running Windows or FreeBSD. IMO it's something to do with XUL - Firefox 
chugs on my (reasonably) beefy systems too. It's too pretty to delete 
though. :/

Adam J Richardson

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