Posted Jan 26, 2007 4:01 UTC (Fri) by roelofs
In reply to: Re: Firefox
Parent article: lca2007: Christopher Blizzard
I've had Firefox 220.127.116.11 running continuously now for about 4 weeks on my 64-bit Gentoo system, I currently have 6 windows and 11 tabs open, and it's using about 360MiB of RAM. Is that bad?
Oh my, yes (IMHO)... Mine's been running close to 9 weeks, has 4 regular windows open (closed two or three earlier today) plus the bookmark manager, has a total of 9 tabs, and it's using 100MB (RSS). I consider even that rather hefty, though I've definitely seen worse. (A Netscape 4.x instance hit 950MB once... That was after running for 4-6 months, but still--it wasn't a pretty sight, particularly when it locked up. NN4 never liked big tables...)
Btw, I have a parallel instance of Moz 1.7.10 running: same uptime, 3 windows + bookmark mangler, 8 tabs, 65MB (RSS). That's much more reasonable, but then again, I don't work it quite as hard, either.
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