Bug#641541: xulrunner-6.0: eats too much (well beyond available) memory

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Wed Sep 14 09:37:57 UTC 2011

Package: xulrunner-6.0
Version: 6.0-4
Severity: important
Affects: conkeror

Hi there!

I do not think there is anything more to add here, IIRC Axel Beckert
(conkeror's maintainer) told me it is a known problem, nevertheless
reporting it (full log attached):
[43835.905298] xulrunner-bin invoked oom-killer: gfp_mask=0x201da, order=0, oom_adj=0, oom_score_adj=0
[43835.905304] xulrunner-bin cpuset=/ mems_allowed=0
[43835.905308] Pid: 3426, comm: xulrunner-bin Not tainted 3.0.0-1-amd64 #1
[43835.914256] Out of memory: Kill process 3383 (xulrunner-bin) score 757 or sacrifice child
[43835.914306] Killed process 3383 (xulrunner-bin) total-vm:3489368kB, anon-rss:1422660kB, file-rss:0kB

Some notes:

1) looking at my syslog (attached) I found out that this happened
   already on September 3rd.

2) this causes hibernation to not succeed with a nasty error, "PM: Not
   enough free swap", which is unbelievable given that I have 2GB RAM
   and 2GB swap.

3) I do not think that about 100 tabs (buffers in conkeror) is so much,
   especially considering how many Mike has ;-)


I have now installed xulrunner-7.0 and I will report back what happens.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xulrunner-6.0 depends on:
ii  libasound2            
ii  libatk1.0-0               2.0.1-2         
ii  libbz2-1.0                1.0.5-7         
ii  libc6                     2.13-18         
ii  libcairo2                 1.10.2-6.1      
ii  libdbus-1-3               1.4.14-1        
ii  libevent-1.4-2            1.4.14b-stable-1
ii  libfontconfig1            2.8.0-3         
ii  libfreetype6              2.4.6-2         
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.6.1-9       
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0        2.24.0-1        
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.28.6-1        
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.24.6-1        
ii  libhunspell-1.2-0         1.2.14-4        
ii  libjpeg8                  8c-2            
ii  libmozjs6d                6.0-4           
ii  libnspr4-0d               4.8.9-1         
ii  libnss3-1d                3.12.11-3       
ii  libpango1.0-0             1.28.4-3        
ii  libpixman-1-0             0.22.2-1        
ii  libreadline6              6.2-4           
ii  libsqlite3-0              3.7.7-2         
ii  libstartup-notification0  0.12-1          
ii  libstdc++6                4.6.1-9         
ii  libvpx0                   0.9.7.p1-1      
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.4.4-1       
ii  libxext6                  2:1.3.0-3       
ii  libxrender1               1:0.9.6-2       
ii  libxt6                    1:1.1.1-2       
ii  zlib1g                    1:

xulrunner-6.0 recommends no packages.

Versions of packages xulrunner-6.0 suggests:
pn  libcanberra0      <none>    
pn  libdbus-glib-1-2  0.94-4    
pn  libgconf2-4       2.32.4-1  
pn  libgnomeui-0      <none>    
pn  libgnomevfs2-0    1:2.24.4-1
pn  libnotify4        <none>    

-- no debconf information

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