Firefox memory usage

Mario Lobo lobo at
Sun Nov 8 18:04:48 UTC 2020

On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 2:17 PM Pete Wright <pete at> wrote:

> On 11/8/20 8:51 AM, Mario Lobo wrote:
> > Hi;
> >
> > Has Firefox just become a major memory gobbler ?
> I've observed this as well.  I am not sure if it's just firefox or some
> of the webapp's i have to use for work (gsuite/google docs, atlassian
> and other javascript heavy sites).
> i can't even run slack in firefox as it slows down and eventually causes
> my system to start swapping.
> regardless i've been needing to restart firefox usually by midweek to
> get memory free'd up so the system doesn't go down.
> -pete
> --
> Pete Wright
> pete at
> @nomadlogicLA
Well .. I've always had several tabs opened  and with versions 7x wasn't
like this.

It became like this with 8x versions.

For the record, it doesn't consume this much right from the start. It
starts at 1,5 G and within about 40 min open, it jumps to 5+ G, even if I
don't touch it.
Mario Lobo
FreeBSD since version 2.2.8 [not Pro-Audio.... YET!!]

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