Browser Memory Limits

Web browsers are notorious for being memory hogs, but this can be a bit misleading– in most cases, the memory used by the loaded pages accounts for the majority of memory consumption. Unfortunately, some pages are not very good stewards of the system’s memory. One particularly common problem is memory leaks– a site establishes aContinue reading “Browser Memory Limits”

Out-of-Memory is (Usually) a Lie

The most common exception logged by Fiddler telemetry is OutOfMemoryException. Yesterday, a Facebook friend lamented: “How does firefox have out of memory errors so often while only taking up 1.2 of my 8 gigs of ram?” This morning, a Python script running on my machine as a part of the Chromium build process failed with aContinue reading “Out-of-Memory is (Usually) a Lie”