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Re: Sluggish FF: too much paging activity recently. Regression?

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Oct 19, 2015, 2:13:05 AM10/19/15
to userDave,

Running firefox in safe-mode still caused too much paging activity today
(thought it could have been a one time issue due to the automatic upgrade):
I bit the bullet and "Reset Firefox" and
based on the suggestion in the following URL, I re-enabled the use of
acceleration of graphics adaptor. (Strangely, after the restart, I now see a
little bumpy repaint when I quickly scroll shown page. By "bumpy", I mean
the repaint speed is not even. I notice near the middle of the window, a
horizontal band is repainted rather slowly and so I see strange visual
effect. Not much, but still noticeable.)


I will see if this change solves the issue.
Funny, though, I had to disable the acceleration earlier possibly due to
driver issues, but now
I have to turn it on. I wish there is some automatic enabling/disabling of
the feature based
on the driver information/user RAM amount, etc.


On 2015年10月17日 11:22, userDave wrote:
> On 10/16/2015 10:33 AM, Christian Riechers wrote:
>> On 10/16/2015 10:09 AM, ishikawa wrote:
>>> On 2015年10月16日 08:51, userDave wrote:
>>>> Yes, I have posted about this a couple times, as have others. I see
>>>> comments on forums about this. I call it a memory leak, but maybe
>>>> that's not technically correct.
>>> I see. I will keep my eyes open to see if there are any similarities.
>>>> I tried using FF will all extensions and plug-ins disabled, but it
>>>> didn't help with the sluggish behavior after extended use of the
>>>> browser. It's extremely lame in my opinion, but to reduce the
>>>> sluggishness, you may need to close down all of FF and start it up again
>>>> and repeat and repeat. Hopefully another can give you something helpful.
>>> In my case, this sluggishness happens without using it for a very long time.
>>> In the first hour even, or even a dozen minute after I begin using it.
>>> But next time when the sluggishness occurs, I will quit FF and re-start it
>>> to see if that solves the issue.
>>> Yesterday, I could see a very interesting spikes in memory usage in task
>>> manager's performance window when I noticed the slowdown. The peaks were
>>> about 30 seconds apart and I saw
>>> high rate of page faults: the PC is so sluggish to the point that just
>>> trying to open this
>>> task manager's window caused a long pause. I wish I could capture the
>>> screen. Although I hit Alt-Control-PrtScreen key (maybe I don't need Alt), I
>>> failed to capture the screen image :-(
>>> I will try to report any relevant information when I can capture it.
>>> TIA
> It's worth trying those things, ishikawa. Something there may work for
> you. I've been through all the usual help-stuff like that, but no change.
> I hadn't done the last suggested thing until recently. I increased my
> system RAM, but doubling from 4 GB to 8 GB made no difference. I use
> Windows 7 (64-bit), too.
> One of the people here told me to file a bug at Bugzilla, but I don't know
> how to do that. But I did see an existing bug report in the list that is
> related to this problem.
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