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  • #16
    Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
    Firefox [Iceseasel on Debian specifically] 28 consitently hangs and throttles the CPU [even with an FX-8350 and the app not spreading processes across all available cores] over 108% due to heavy javascripted sites which have auto-updates a lot.

    For instance, Have the Yahoo Sports with March madness in one tab, have two Huffingtonpost Tabs open, with the top level of either major subsection [Root level reloads constantly, Politics, Media, Tech, etc., also reload updates routinely every 30 seconds] and you've got an app who comes to a completely frozen experience.

    Fix that and I'll be impressed.
    For what is worth, I don't have any problems with that, with both Firefox Stable and Nightly: http://a.pomf.se/bqsgcn.png
    I get the occasional spike when one of those pages refresh, but both browsers don't froze at all.

    (For anyone wondering, Stable has a much higher memory usage because I have a lot of tabs open in a different window).

    Have you reported the problem over bugzilla?

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    • #17
      Obvious troll…

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      • #18
        And here I am with 14 tabs opened in chromium using 2gb of memory.

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        • #19
          3G6A5W338E - Horton/BO$$ is that you? I was wondering how many days would go by without your vitriol posts.

          Oh well, another name to add to the ignore list.

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          • #20
            Are there any actual benchmarks at this point to show the difference in memory consumption for this new generational GC? This might actually help an issue I've been having these past few years where long running sessions of firefox utilize an excessive amount of memory (i've had it run well past 4GB (so glad my desktop has 16GB of ram...)) and the browser slows down to an utter crawl regardless of the number of tabs open.

            tbh I blame the modern web and it's attitude of using excessive amounts of javascript and trying to replace desktop applications (which is just stupid) more than anything else because back in the firefox 2.x-3.x days this really wasn't a problem, sure firefox was still a leaky pig but I'm running into so many more compatibility, memory hogging, and browser slowdown issues (as far as I recall there were no browser slowdown issues) than back in the day or even just 4-5 years ago.

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            • #21
              Agree, and all those sites relying upon huge javascript libraries for just fadeout effects.

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              • #22
                also that everyone and their dog now tests their sites on chrome only (and often use chrome-only stuff) doesn't help other browsers, be ie IE, Safari or Firefox.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Veerappan View Post
                  For reference, I've got 10 tabs open as well, and I'm sitting under 300MB memory usage currently. That's still more than I like, but it's nowhere near the 1GB you've got.

                  Currently enabled extensions:
                  Firebug (enabled but not active on any pages)
                  Garmin Communicator (to sync my watch's GPS recordings for biking/running)
                  I've got just over 300MB after hours of use, three tabs open, Adblock plus and Lastpass, plus Garmin Communicator, Flash and Google Talk plugins. Seems pretty damn reasonable to me.

                  Now if they could only get Firefox for Android memory usage under control. It's often 2 to 3 times worse than Chrome's (on the beta, worse on stable).

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by balouba View Post
                    also that everyone and their dog now tests their sites on chrome only (and often use chrome-only stuff) doesn't help other browsers, be ie IE, Safari or Firefox.
                    I doubt that's true.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by molecule-eye View Post
                      I doubt that's true.
                      I'm with you. Any professional web developer would be out on their asses before you could say "IE blows" if they only tested on Chrome. They might develop on Chrome but they can't get away with not testing on at least Firefox and a couple of the later versions of IE. Unless they're in the happy (and in my experience non-existent) situation where their client only ever uses a specific browser to access the web app.

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                      • #26
                        I don't see any difference:
                        http://people.mozilla.org/~wmccloske...ple-pause.html
                        http://v8.googlecode.com/svn/branche...lls/index.html

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