On Sat, 16 Oct 2010 19:30:02 +0200 David Baron <> wrote: > I have had chromium browser (not Google's) suddenly eat all my > system's memory (2G worth), step into swap, and the system is > paralyzed. I can eventually kill it without a need to hit the big > switch. a) did you install via a package? b) If so, why? Chromium gets new builds once every 20 minutes or so... so if you're running Chromium, then you need to make sure you've gotten the latest and greatest. see http://build.chromium.org/ for the buildbot waterfall and all sorts of goodies. If someone's locked the tree to hack on something, it might take a little longer, so beware. Check that you've first just got a bad build (it happens) and go from there. if the problem persists, try with another browser like Kazehakase or Midori to see if its a WebKit related issue. If that does help, start filing bugs in google's tracker for Chromium. Remember, using Chromium is just another phrase for "Being a google guinea pig" -- Morgan Gangwere PGP key at http://indrora.homelinux.org/gpg_key.asc BOFH Excuse #405: Router lost in hedge maze.
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