Linked by David Adams on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 16:50 UTC, submitted by _xmv
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla Firefox has been listening to recent memory complains, and as a side effect tested the browser's scalability to the extreme with memshrink's improvements. The results are shocking: For 150 tabs open using the test script, Firefox nightly takes 6 min 14 on the test system, uses 2GB and stays responsive. For the same test, Chrome takes 28 min 55 and is unusable during loading. An optimized version of the script has been made for Chrome as an attempt to work-around Chrome's limitations and got an improved loading time of 27 min 58, while using 5GB of memory.
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RE[5]: Comment by Praxis
by f0dder on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 21:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Praxis"
f0dder
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Image decompression is rather fast, though - so it might make more sense to keep compressed versions cached, and decompress as needed (and possibly keep decompressed cached for a bit as well)? ;)

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