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Post Posted October 21st, 2017, 3:03 pm

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Noticed on one site FF57b10 memory usage goes very high.

Visit http://www.foxnews.com/ and browse for a while (5 to 10 minutes) opening various links.

Using FF57b10 memory usage went from the normal 500M - 700M to 2G+.

Using FF56.0 memory usage was normal 500M - 700M after 45 minutes on that site.

NOTE: Started FF57b10 is safe mode and the problem remained.


[I am on Mac Pro desktop using macOS 10.13] Wondering if this unique to Mac and/or do others see this on this site

Filed Bug 1410645

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Post Posted October 21st, 2017, 3:40 pm

Remains around 700 here after 20 minutes, clicked around, watched a few vids and 'Live', e10's enabled.
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Post Posted October 22nd, 2017, 2:06 am

Can't reproduce on win64.

Firefox 57 seems to have a lot of problems on MacOS. Heavy energy impact, huge memory bloat, slower than on Windows. I wonder why that is with MacOS being a platform for many Firefox developers.

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Post Posted October 22nd, 2017, 5:44 am

Lurtz wrote:Can't reproduce on win64.

Firefox 57 seems to have a lot of problems on MacOS. Heavy energy impact, huge memory bloat, slower than on Windows. I wonder why that is with MacOS being a platform for many Firefox developers.


According to them they do better than both Safari and Chrome on memory. There was a bug being worked on about laptop battery usage, I don't know if that landed yet.
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Post Posted October 22nd, 2017, 5:50 am

Omega X wrote:According to them they do better than both Safari and Chrome on memory. There was a bug being worked on about laptop battery usage, I don't know if that landed yet.

Won't make 57:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.c ... 404042#c36

Seems to be connected to this 2 year old bug:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1265824

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Post Posted October 22nd, 2017, 7:29 am

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Thanks. Looks like this is not a priority. FYI, I did not look at any vids on Foxnews site, only articles. Since it only happens on one site I can work around that.

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Post Posted October 22nd, 2017, 5:08 pm

RobertJ wrote:.
Thanks. Looks like this is not a priority. FYI, I did not look at any vids on Foxnews site, only articles. Since it only happens on one site I can work around that.

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Are you using any adblocking? Notscript/Ghostery?
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Post Posted October 23rd, 2017, 3:32 am

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Post Posted October 23rd, 2017, 5:20 am


As noted in the original post the issue remains in safe mode -> all extensions disabled; also, problem is there even if I watch NO videos.

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Post Posted October 23rd, 2017, 6:22 am

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If I turn Javascript off there is no issue other than loosing some of the functionality (e.g., can't watch videos) with the memory sitting at ~380M. After turning JS back on memory jumps to about 1.2G doing nothing.

Note that foxnews.com has numerous links on the left of the main page to videos and a live feed to the Fox News channel in the upper left. These are disabled with JS off.

Perhaps since I see this on no other site, foxnews.com is cramming too much video/feed onto their main page which drives the memory issue on FF57 on Mac.

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Post Posted October 23rd, 2017, 7:34 am

Lurtz wrote:Firefox 57 seems to have a lot of problems on MacOS. Heavy energy impact, huge memory bloat, slower than on Windows. I wonder why that is with MacOS being a platform for many Firefox developers.


Been using 57 for 7+ hours a day since it was released as Nightly and have seen no issues on Mac. Foxnews.com is the only issue I have seen.

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