Subject: firefox doesn't clean out unused memory on linux (and *BSD)
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From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?C=E9sar_Catri=E1n?= C. <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/28/2004 13:23:36

According to this thread,
01535#501535 , linux and *BSD's work different freeing memory pages. In win=
dows, in example, freeing unused memory from firefox can be done by minimiz=
ing the window, but that is not the procedure in *unix. That explains firef=
ox using 53M of memory and 32M of swap, with only one web opened after load=
ing and closing several tabs.
Is this memory management behaviour 'tuneable' in NetBSD?