The place to report Pale Moon specific bugs on the Windows operating system.
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Steps to reproduce:
- Go to the user selection screen
- Select the user and unlock the workstation
Pale Moon will be allocating memory indefinitely while the user selection screen is open, until I either unlock the workstation or run out of memory. About:support is being flooded with messages like these below:
- NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256 MB
- Windows 7 x64 with latest updates
On my main profile with several tabs open I had it leak memory at ~150 MB per second, on a clean profile with only one tab open it leaks much slower, and not every time I follow the steps to reproduce above (maybe 1/10 of the time). Turning off hardware acceleration seems to stop this from happening, I also haven't been able to reproduce it on a less ancient PC with D3D11 capable video card.
about:memory report before the leak
about:memory report after the leak
Full memory dump before the leak
Full memory dump after the leak
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Thanks for the report.
I'm afraid our HWA support for Direct3D 9 is limited at this point, so you may run into strange errors like this if the browser is denied access to the compositor (due to the lock screen) on ancient hardware. Disabling HWA is your best option here; it's unlikely we'll be further developing the D3D9 side of Goanna at this point.
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