Safari just ate 66 GBs of memory, severe memory leak?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by psik, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. psik macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys, I don't know why, I had a few pages open at most, and suddenly Safari ate 66 GB of memory. As a result OneNote became unstale and I lost some stuff. After closing Safari, everything including kernel_task went right back to normal which is using just under a GB right now. Is is there a way I can figure out what went wrong at that time? I have attached a screenshot. I am on 10.10.5? Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 10.23.25 PM.png
     
  2. psik thread starter macrumors 6502

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    After disabling ALL extensions and a reboot still the same, I have to force close it after under a minute as it just goes all ram devouring. Any thoughts?
     
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  5. Tucom macrumors 65816

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    I'm on El Cap and I've yet to have anything like this happen, even with 10-15+ tabs open.
     
  6. psik thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's why its a memory leak, you don't have to open a lot up at all for it to happen, somewhere there is a leak, resetting seems to ahve fixed it though.
     
  7. Tucom macrumors 65816

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    I've never had it happen - with 2 tabs or 15, and I mostly run with 2 - 3 tabs open at a time. First time I've ever seen anything like this been reported. It seems like an issue, but not a common one.

    But again, I'm on El Cap.
     

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