10 Replies Latest reply: Oct 22, 2010 8:39 PM by rogerssssss
bludy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello, I noticed safari 5.0.2 is using too much ram (500-600 MB) with few tabs open after some minutes I open it. I activated the debug menu to check for world leaks and I'm searching for the problem. I saw in console a strange log called "SafariWatchdogHangs". What's that? Could it be related to safari's hanging?

Message was edited by: bludy

Macbook Core2Duo, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,495 points)
    Hi bludy

    Safari's error console, or the Console in /Applications/Utilities/ ?
    if the latter - where exactly is it? (Command R reveals in Finder)

    I've never heard of it, as you can tell.
  • bludy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    the console in Applications/Utilities. Log file is in Library/Logs. Can't understand what is it.
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,495 points)
    Sorry, not seen any mention of it here.
    You have any 3rd party software that might explain it? do the contents give any clue?
  • bludy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    That's the beginning of the log file, any help could be appreciated:


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  • bludy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    don't know why but I can't paste it.
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,495 points)
    perhaps try pasting it into textedit first, then changing the text encoding?
    or a screenshot should suffice.

    I doubt it's anything to be concerned about, unless it's getting huge; but be interesting to see.
  • bludy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It's not a problem of encoding, I think there are some restrictions in the forum because it cuts lines of text...
    Anyway thank you for your interest.
  • budsimrin Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I don't know about SafariWatchdog, but I have found 2 plugins that cause memory leaks. They are Safari Stand and Safari Tabs. Since both are SIMBL plugins, I wonder whether some command in SIMBL may be the root cause. I have other SIMBL plugins that behave just fine, but the above two have in common an option to restore tabs after relaunch of Safari.
  • bludy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I only use glims, which has the option to restore tabs after relaunch. Uhm I'll try to uninstall it.
    Thanks.
  • rogerssssss Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem on my macbook pro. Safari uses about 40MB when starting but very soon it climbs up to 300MB, and on and on, until more than 600MB today... I have to close-reopen it get back some free ram (though I have 6GB of ram it is a lot for a web browser, isn't it ?)
    Is this particular to Safari 5.0.2 ? I should try to use Safari 5.0.1 perhaps. What do you think ?