[Project_owners] How-to fix memory leak issue

Brian Kennelly mozdev at bkennelly.net
Mon Jan 16 15:21:49 EST 2006


That may be FF's own memory leak.  With no extensions loaded, and no 
activity, FF uses more and more memory over time.



Didier Ernotte wrote:
> If I start FF and I look at the memory associated with the firefox
> process few hours later, even without doing activity in FF (just the
> extension activity), the memory is better bigger and bigger.
>
> Didier
>
> --- Adam Judson <adamsplugins at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> How do you know you have a memory leak?
>>
>> Adam
>>
>>
>>
>> On 16/01/06, Eric H. Jung <grimholtz at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>     
>>> I asked a similar question on this mailing list a few months ago: I
>>> didn't have a memory leak, but I wanted to see how much memory my
>>> extension consumed. Someone answered that the only way to do this
>>>       
>> was
>>     
>>> to build and run a debug version of Firefox/Mozilla.
>>>
>>> --- Henrik Gemal <spam at gemal.dk> wrote:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> Didier Ernotte wrote:
>>>>         
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> I have a memory leak issue in my extension, but I have no way
>>>>>           
>> to
>>     
>>>> know
>>>>         
>>>>> what type of object is leaking, nor where the leak occurs. Is
>>>>>           
>> there
>>     
>>>> a
>>>>         
>>>>> way to fix that kind of problem ?
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>> Try reading:
>>>> http://dbaron.org/log/2006-01#e20060114a
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Henrik Gemal
>>>> Mozilla Evangelist
>>>>
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