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Bug #12846

Firefox took very long to startup

Added by giahung 1997tn 5 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

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It's unusual on a system with enough free RAM and a SSD. Firefox took about 1 minutes to actually usable. Meanwhile it's unusable and everything is blanked from the window to the extensions buttons... It's never happen on my Linux system.

More information: the browser only has one extension installed which is Ublock Origin. But Ublock Origin itself can't slowed down everything that much.

#1

Updated by Aurélien Larcher 5 months ago

The memory management in Firefox is known to have issues on some non-Linux systems.
Firefox is developed an optimised mainly for Linux in the Unix-like world and this can have detrimental effects on other systems.
There are portability issues in Firefox itself so a ticket should be opened there but it will only be considered with appropriate profiling data and explaining the cause of this.

#2

Updated by Aurélien Larcher 5 months ago

One example is overcommitting memory beyond the amount of physical memory.

#3

Updated by gh origin 3 months ago

giahung 1997tn wrote:

It's unusual on a system with enough free RAM and a SSD. Firefox took about 1 minutes to actually usable. Meanwhile it's unusable and everything is blanked from the window to the extensions buttons... It's never happen on my Linux system.

More information: the browser only has one extension installed which is Ublock Origin. But Ublock Origin itself can't slowed down everything that much.

Don't worry. It's OK for basic browsing stuffs. After a few times, FF becomes stable and fast as it should be. But most of the time just last for this FF session, after you quit and start it again, I'm not sure if it's still fast or back slowing again. BTW, all of the browsers on OI are slow. Including Pale Moon. It's only a bit better than FF. That make me think it's an internal problem of OI itself, not the portability problem of the browsers.

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