AdBlock Plus memory usage (was Re: Firefox Lite)

L. David Baron dbaron at dbaron.org
Sun Jun 28 22:14:13 UTC 2015


On Sunday 2015-06-28 15:00 -0700, Daniel Holbert wrote:
> Someone posted basically the same request last year, here:
>   https://groups.google.com/d/msg/firefox-dev/otM2HQy_QXI/z5pKvsMjCPcJ
> Please see the responses in that thread. Basically, the features you
> mention are (or should be) designed to be "lazily loaded", so they don't
> consume any memory at all until they're used. So, removing them wouldn't
> actually help.
> 
> We do have people working on finding & fixing memory leaks and reducing
> memory usage, for what it's worth. (And in many cases, add-ons like ABP
> are partly to blame; see for example this post from last year:
> https://blog.mozilla.org/nnethercote/2014/05/14/adblock-pluss-effect-on-firefoxs-memory-usage/
> )

heycam's work on https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=77999
(currently in Firefox 41) should help a good bit with AdBlock Plus
memory usage; see comment 46 in the bug.

-David

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