Subject: Re: pkg/31980: firefox-bin freezes the whole system
To: None <,,>
From: Teemu Rinta-aho <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 12/12/2005 16:40:02
The following reply was made to PR pkg/31980; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Teemu Rinta-aho <>
To: "Jeremy C. Reed" <>
Subject: Re: pkg/31980: firefox-bin freezes the whole system
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 18:09:17 +0200 (EET)

 On Wed, 2 Nov 2005, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
 > Can you reproduce this and check your swap and memory usage?
 > pkgsrc/sysutils/free is useful and also "swapctl -sk".
 For me it seems to be the CPU usage that causes the hang,
 not memory. I tried to run 'free' while compiling a generic
 kernel and at some point I had around half of the 1024 MB
 physical memory in use, 0 bytes of swap, and when I
 clicked a HTML link, the whole machine hanged there.
 CPU meter showed 95-100% usage at that point. If I don't
 run anything CPU intensive on the background, I can run
 firefox-bin until the end of days...
 I have a P4 HT, but I don't run an SMP kernel.
 > Also is your firefox itself using up too much memory too?
 Nope. Around 20-30 megs only.
 I also updated the latest suse packages and updated everything,
 but the problem didn't go away.