Random Chrome Crashes

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I stopped using chrome a while back, constant crashing made it unusable as a daily driver. Wasn’t to hard switching to Firefox, but I was missing the per app icon feature I could use in Ubuntu. Allowing me to make every web application feel more like a separate program in unity.

Then I found this article http://www.rfc3092.net/2014/05/too-many-open-files-foo-with-chrome-on-ubuntu-13-10/, it boils down to increasing filesystem file-max and ulimit as chrome uses a lot of small files.

This solved all issues I had, chrome isn’t crashing anymore and everything seems much more stable.

Now all that was left to do is figure out why it needs so much memory, in the end it seems that adblock was the main issue, I switched to uBlock and now except for gmail most tab’s seem to behave in memory consumption.

Happy camper

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