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Memory Leak [Firefox, seasonal event triggered]

BannorBannor Member Posts: 3
Using Firefox 57.0.1 (64-bit), I encountered a memory leak. This leak only occurs after triggering the switch for the Christmas seasonal event.

I went from 350MB usage for the browser, to 7.6GB usage. No other tabs were utilized before or during this period. I began to monitor it after it became slow to the point of unresponsive, finally crashing.

The event switch wears off in a few hours, I will report back if the memory leak persists.


  • BannorBannor Member Posts: 3
    Interestingly enough, the memory leak doesn't appear to happen when Firefox is changed to be a background process. Change it back, and the memory starts its slow climb again. My guess is that it is graphics related.
  • BannorBannor Member Posts: 3
    Towards the end of the seasonal event, the memory usage appears to have stabilized around 500MB, and has stayed there even outside the event. So, I don't know that I actually have anything here. Thanks for looking at this anyways.
  • erdbeereerdbeere Member, Helpful Posts: 3,384 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't know if this is related, but there have been reports about big memory usage with some video ads.
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