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Issue 105529: Memory of closed tabs is sometimes not discarded
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Project Member Reported by, Nov 28, 2011
I don't have an exact condition to reproduce it, but it sometimes happens with the following steps.

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Open a page 'A' which has a link to a page 'B' which creates many many JS objects.  Many tabs and extensions look like making it easy to reproduce it.
2. Middle-button-click or Ctrl-click the link to the page 'B'.  The page 'B' is opened in a new tab.
3. Check about:memory.  'A' and 'B' are in the same process.
4. Close the new tab.
5. Check about:memory again after some minutes.

In my observation, it frequently happened when :
* # of renderer processes is too many, and
* a link in the page is Ctrl-clicked or middle-button-clicked to open in a new tab.

Observed in Chrome 16, Linux.

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?

Memory of the process sometimes doesn't reduce.  It should always reduce.

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Try the attached files.

I guess its root cause might be  If so, 102895 may happen in any web page.
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Dec 14, 2011
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