I was curious why did Chromium “eat” my system memory and so I checked chrome://chrome-urls/ to see what’s there for memory usage debugging.
Saw chrome://memory-internals/ and checked it out. There’s the proof for browser tab and extension usage.
Tried closing and reopening some tabs, but before that I typed
free -h to check memory usage.
$ free -h total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 3.9G 1.9G 1.3G 53M 682M 1.8G Swap: 2.8G 276M 2.5G $ free -h total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 3.9G 1.9G 1.3G 53M 684M 1.9G Swap: 2.8G 275M 2.5G $ free -h total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 3.9G 2.0G 1.2G 58M 694M 1.7G Swap: 2.8G 273M 2.5
The numbers were not lying. So if you working with a lot of tabs and extensions more RAM will benefit your system.
Similiar goodies are available also in Firefox. At http://kb.mozillazine.org/About_protocol_links you can see a list of internal about:* sites of Firefox.
For memory usage visit about:memory and click Measure