Originally Posted by Annihilannic
I was going to suggest using about:memory
Waterfox 28.0, I'm looking at about:memory
and don't complete the memory information. At the top of the listing I see,
"WARNING: the 'heap-allocated' memory reporter does not work for this platform and/or configuration. This means that 'heap-unclassified' is not shown and the 'explicit' tree shows less memory than it should.
and when I go the the bottom of the listing, I see "8,378,049.27 MB ── vsize-max-contiguous
" This is on a machine with 4GB RAM and 256GB SSD. This number is slightly less disk space than I have in my server, though I don't think the two numbers are related.
I'm noticing this memory consumption behavior in both Firefox and Thunderbird products. So I submitted Bug reports:998755 Thunderbird
Untriaged firstname.lastname@example.org UNCO --- Thunderbird is using too much memory after a few days work with lots of messages and mailboxes998753 Firefox
Untriaged email@example.com UNCO --- Feature Request: Firefox uses too much memory, flush page caches as needed
If you are experiencing similar problems, I suggest you "Vote
" for them using the "Vote" capability in the Bug Report Header (I always have to hunt for it). Voting counts, messaging just spams the email list.
Basically for what I'm doing, Firefox/Waterfox is using 3+GB of RAM and Thunderbird 5+GB. I can't have these two applications consuming 8+ GB of resources for "normal" operation in any of my machines from my lowly laptop with 256GB SSD and 4GB RAM to my workstation with 16GB RAM and scads of disk space.
I hate to bomb and run, but I have to get ready to catch a plane tomorrow. I'll be back at the end of the week, and only able to respond in a limited sense in between.