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memory.free_dirty_pages

Post by Konrad » 2019-11-16, 16:36

Hello there!

I have a question about the memory.free_dirty_pages parameter in about:config.
What does it define? Freeing memory of a closed tab? Isn’t it better to set its value to true?

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Re: memory.free_dirty_pages

Post by Moonchild » 2019-11-16, 17:34

Konrad wrote:
2019-11-16, 16:36
What does it define?
Whether or not dirty pages held by jemalloc are force-freed when minimizing memory or not.
Konrad wrote:
2019-11-16, 16:36
Freeing memory of a closed tab?
No.
Konrad wrote:
2019-11-16, 16:36
Isn’t it better to set its value to true?
No, I don't think so. But if you want to know the exact rationale for the default value feel free to do some research on searchfox/bugzilla.
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