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Why does Chrome play nicely with memory, but Firefox and Safari don't?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: July 05, 2016 02:58PM
Chrome never seems to eat more than 250 MB no matter how long it's been running.

Firefox slowing keeps munching memory until it starts getting close to 2 GB. At that point, it runs quite sluggishly even though I still have plenty of physical memory free. A restart (of Firefox) clears things up.

I'm not even going to talk about Safari...angry villagers smiley
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Re: Why does Chrome play nicely with memory, but Firefox and Safari don't?
Posted by: Bixby
Date: July 05, 2016 03:03PM
That's not my experience with Chrome. Seems they all have memory leaks. I find it good policy to restart browsers at least once a week.
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Re: Why does Chrome play nicely with memory, but Firefox and Safari don't?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 05, 2016 03:06PM
.....this is just like 'Memento'.....



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Re: Why does Chrome play nicely with memory, but Firefox and Safari don't?
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 05, 2016 05:48PM
My guess is that Chrome calls other sub-processes to run some of the tasks and that memory is listed separately.
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Re: Why does Chrome play nicely with memory, but Firefox and Safari don't?
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: July 05, 2016 06:53PM
Ummm...

"Chrome" may not be eating a lot of resources, but do you see those 2,000 "Chrome Helper" processes you're left with if you haven't rebooted in a few days...?



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