Firefox 6 Memory Usage
Firefox 6 landed on my Ubuntu box, so obviously it's time for my mandatory Firefox rant...
top - 14:42:13 up 4:24, 7 users, load average: 6.52, 4.21, 1.83 Tasks: 216 total, 4 running, 211 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie Cpu(s): 5.0%us, 8.5%sy, 0.2%ni, 17.3%id, 69.1%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st Mem: 3951008k total, 3915284k used, 35724k free, 2500k buffers Swap: 4001788k total, 1353916k used, 2647872k free, 335360k cached PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 16775 mathias 20 0 5454m 2.8g 16m S 0 73.3 3:21.52 firefox-bin
This is with 6 tabs open: Bugzilla, Google, nothing heavy. Not funny at all.
Maybe a Firefox bug, more probably Ubuntu messing up with patching under time pressure.
Anyway: Time to read about quality management, to consider how mixing security fixes with feature releases impacts release quality, to consider how rushing releases impacts release quality.
Sorry for sounding arrogant while pointing out the obvious.
Update: Resetting layers.acceleration.force-enabled did the trick.