Public bug reported: I am on Bionic with a new Lenovo X1 Yoga (2nd gen., current model) with 16 GB RAM.
For some weeks now chromium-browser has a severe memory leak. It fills up 13 GB of the 16 GB RAM in 3-4 hours, independent how frequently I use the browser in this time. I use many tabs (~20-30) and as add-ons I use Adblock Plus, Ulmon CityMaps2Go, and Google Dictionary. Next time Chromium blows up I will remove one of them to find out if an add-on is the culprit. When Chromium fills up the memory sometimes the computer gets simply slow, sometimes the rendering engine goes away (all tabs are simply solid grey instead of shown their web page), and/or there are pop-up windows about add-ons having crashed. To get rid of the blown-up Chromium I run "top" in a terminal window, sort by memory occupation (Shift + M) and kill the process making the first place in the list (K, then 2 times Enter). This blown-up process is always the master process of Chromium, not one of the tabs, as killing this process pulls down Chromium completely (and frees the RAM). "About Chromium" shows: Version 64.0.3282.167 (Official Build) Built on Ubuntu , running on Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit) till@till-x1yoga:~$ dpkg -l | grep chrom ii chromium-browser 64.0.3282.167-0ubuntu1 amd64 Chromium web browser, open-source version of Chrome ii chromium-browser-l10n 64.0.3282.167-0ubuntu1 all chromium-browser language packages ii chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra 64.0.3282.167-0ubuntu1 amd64 Extra ffmpeg codecs for the Chromium Browser ii libchromaprint1:amd64 1.4.3-1 amd64 audio fingerprint library till@till-x1yoga:~$ ** Affects: chromium-browser (Ubuntu) Importance: Critical Status: New -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Bugs, which is subscribed to Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1751137 Title: Severe memory leak: 13 GB RAM in 3-4 hours To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/chromium-browser/+bug/1751137/+subscriptions -- ubuntu-bugs mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-bugs