Webkit browsers: major memory issues

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rdf8585, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. rdf8585 macrumors regular

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    Shiira (v 1.2.2) is using 419 MB of real memory and 1.24 GB of virtual memory. Why is it so high? It's been open for a few hours with 1 tab, sometimes 2. Safari, another web-kit browser, was up over 500 MB of real memory and was causing a series of rare pageouts. The only time I get pageouts is from, of all things, web browsing with a webkit based browser for a few hours with 1-2 tabs going.

    In my experience, webkit browsers have serious memory-usage/management issues. Am I alone?

    SEE HERE - http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/1808/1uh9.png Anything else look out of whack?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    If you don't mind me asking, what sort of sites do you visit? These browsers struggle with some Flash-based sites, among others. I have about forty tabs open in Safari at the moment and it's using only about 100MB of real memory (out of a 1GB total) with plenty to spare. Also, as is the case with many OSX apps, the more memory you have the more they'll appear to consume in Activity Monitor. :)
     
  3. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    This is at least partially fixed in the nightly builds of webkit.
     
  4. rdf8585 thread starter macrumors regular

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    sites i visit?

    espn.com
    rotoworld.com
    tv.com
    cnet.com
    macrumors.com
    neowin.net
    si.com
    mlb.com
    monk.usanetwork.com

    those come to mind.
     

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