Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Opera 9, Solaris x86

Not only is there a new version of Opera, but it's available for Solaris x86 as well!

Hooray!

An unfair comparison:

PID USERNAME THR PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME CPU COMMAND
107 ptribble 4 49 0 1024M 971M sleep 219:15 1.75% firefox-bin
25551 ptribble 1 49 0 64M 52M sleep 0:07 0.02% opera

I still prefer firefox, but that might change. Don't know why, it just seems to work for me better than other browsers. One thing that opera does have that's useful is the ability to duplicate a tab. And I am getting rather fed up of having to restart firefox every day or two to keep memory utilization within bounds on my workstation (or cpu utilization down on the XP box at home).

3 Comments:

At 6:49 PM, Blogger Stefan Parvu said...

you have a heck of a problem in there. Are you using the latest version of Firefox ? Most likely something is going on with your firefox process: memory leak !?

Check with libumem all heap allocations and possible corruptions. Check as well how much bytes firefox leaks.

Check as well your plugins.

cheers
Stefan

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger Peter Tribble said...

Yes, that's the latest version (not that it makes any difference, it's been that way with every version of firefox).

And no strange plugins (just the normal flash and java), and no extensions either. The thing just grows.

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger Stefan Parvu said...

Peter, that is very strange. You have a RSS segment big as 900MB ... Gee. Do you want to find out whats going on. Can you pls. email me the following commands:

1. pstack `pgrep firefox-bin`
2. pmap -x `pgrep firefox-bin`

For me firefox-bin is using around 60-80MB RSS segment. Have you seen such big figures after days of utilisation ?

stefan

 

Post a Comment

<< Home