Opening wetransfer link blows up memory usage

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Opening wetransfer link blows up memory usage

Postby rtega » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:22 am

When I open up a wetransfer link in PM 27.1 memory usage goes up from 0.5 GB to 4GB in a matter of seconds. After this I finished off palemoon in order not no run my system into the ground. An example link: hxxps://www.wetransfer.com/downloads/f3877bc474e4f9cdc3be314050a896fc20170122094821/f4649692e0cd80b39ff5bd06f3426bc020170122094821/ac6620

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Re: Opening wetransfer link blows up memory usage

Postby satrow » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:21 am

Confirmed, W7.

Link broken deliberately to prevent grief :) (File has been deleted anyway, no longer available).

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Re: Opening wetransfer link blows up memory usage

Postby Moonchild » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:10 pm

So, how are we supposed to move forward with this? :problem:
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Re: Opening wetransfer link blows up memory usage

Postby kovacslt » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:30 pm

Hi,

Just out of couriosity I gave it a try on Linux mint.
Mem usage (RSS) went up to 4GB, then a message appeared about a script not responding.
I let stop that script, closed the page and everything is fine and smooth...
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Re: Opening wetransfer link blows up memory usage

Postby rtega » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:22 pm

Try the link and see what causes this behaviour. It doesn't matter that the link does not provide any files any more. The behaviour is still there and seems quite suspicious to me. I don't see this with Chrome so it could point to a bug in palemoon.

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Re: Opening wetransfer link blows up memory usage

Postby Moonraker » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:53 pm

I clicked the link out of devilment and the memory shot up to 4gb in a matter of seconds.Dont know what causes it but i have never experienced it before.....had to kill palemoon with my task manager,it wasnt just the browser which locked up either.
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Re: Opening wetransfer link blows up memory usage

Postby rtega » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:06 pm

Problem is still there in PM 27.1.1. Seems that some script is running wild. The tab seems to consumes about 4GB of memory. After stopping the script and closing the tab, the memory is nicely released. It complains about the script at https://cdn.wetransfer.net/ass…a8b9a6ca3904a4af33c2ba363bb.js:11 being no longer responsive.

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Re: Opening wetransfer link blows up memory usage

Postby rtega » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:46 pm

Bug is still there in PM 27.1.2. Could anybody have a look at this?

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Re: Opening wetransfer link blows up memory usage

Postby rtega » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:31 pm

The bug is still there in PM 27.2.0. Is any of the devs willing to look into this one?

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Re: Opening wetransfer link blows up memory usage

Postby rtega » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:52 pm

Still there in 27.2.1...

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Re: Opening wetransfer link blows up memory usage

Postby New Tobin Paradigm » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:17 pm

So the problem is that a script is running wild.. Exactly what are you expecting anyone to do about it?
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Re: Opening wetransfer link blows up memory usage

Postby Gandalfdjh » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:16 pm

rtega wrote:The bug is still there in PM 27.2.0. Is any of the devs willing to look into this one?


Do not have much knowledge in this area, but one would assume that script is authored by someone beside PM dev. Thus the issue will have to be fixed by the author/maintainer of the script.

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Re: Opening wetransfer link blows up memory usage

Postby Moonchild » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:21 pm

It'll be a script on the wetransfer site running wild -- something we have no control over if it has a bug (e.g. recursion problem).
Reporting the exact error message about which script has stopped responding would help -- knowing wetransfer though, they will probably not be receptive to bug reports for their scripts if you're not using one of their browsers of choice.
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