[Public WebGL] Firefox 14 auto-loses WebGL contexts on memory pressure; can be manually triggered

Mark Callow [email protected]
Sun Apr 29 15:08:08 PDT 2012


On 12/04/29 16:28, Benoit Jacob wrote:
> In Firefox 14 (currently on the Aurora channel), on "memory pressure" events, the browser automatically loses all WebGL contexts.
> You can open a tab, go to about:memory and click "Minimize memory usage": this will send such a "memory-pressure" even, causing WebGL contexts to be lost.
If the purpose is remove pressure on main memory, it is unlikely to have
much effect with most desltop GL implementations because the bulk of the
context is stored in GPU memory. It may have more success on mobile
devices where UMA is more common.

Regards

    -Mark

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