Still waiting for swap prefetch
Posted Jul 28, 2007 3:43 UTC (Sat) by roelofs
In reply to: Still waiting for swap prefetch
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Really, FF crashes on me about once a week, because although I have 2GB RAM and 6GB of swap, firefox manages to malloc() 4 GB!
Geez, what are you doing to the poor thing??
No idea where it is going - admittedly I tend to have about 200 tabs open, but that alone shouldn't be the problem.
OK, that might do it... I have two FF windows containing a total of 9 tabs, and it's been running since early March. Total memory usage (per ps(1)): 197M allocated, 157M resident. (Of course, there's also X11 pixmaps, as was noted in another LWN article a while back. I've forgotten how to check that, but even if FF were the sole X client--which it's not, by far--that's only another 194M allocated and 46M resident.)
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