bergman on 3 Mar 2009 14:05:14 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Firefox crashes with lots of tabs open

In the message dated: Tue, 03 Mar 2009 15:23:11 EST,
The pithy ruminations from zuzu on 
<Re: [PLUG] Firefox crashes with lots of tabs open> were:
=> On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Michael Leone <> wrote:
=> > On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 2:45 PM, zuzu <> wrote:
=> >> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Doug Stewart <> wrote:
=> >>>
=> >>> Jeepers.  Have you tried running free -m when you're at this state?  You
=> >>> must be using at least a bit of swap...
=> >>> Sounds like an out-of-memory sort of issue to me.  My advice?  Don't open so
=> >>> many tabs, especially with that many extensions installed.
=> >>
=> >> That is not acceptable.  I regularly have 300-500 tabs open,

I'm not quite that bad...usually I'm running at about 125~200 tabs, divided in 
two windows (Work and !Work).

Of course, as I write this, I'm restarting firefox, since it just crashed. :(

=> >
=> > WOW. Really. May I ask .. why? I've never heard of anyone using so
=> > many tabs. Are you running monitoring sites in each tab, keeping an
=> > eye on many different remote systems?
=> Everything that I ever want to read gets a new tab opened, and it sits
=> there until I have time to actually read it, and it sits there longer

Ha! I do the same thing.


=> if I need to act on it.  Browser tabs, like EMACS buffers, are my
=> "working memory".

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