Periodically_call_remote + firefox


I have a site that uses periodically_call_remote to refresh a part of
a page.
The callback from the refresh merely fetch the new data and calls an
template to replace a div on the page via replace_html. Dead simple
no other js
calls… The refresh takes place every 60s.

I am noticing that with firefox the memory keeps growing and growing
and never seems to be garbage collected. Eventually mem runs out and
firefox either dies or
becomes unresponsive.

Trying the same app on safari. The memory seems to remain stable and
the app can stay alive a long time.

I have tried several option include triming down the replaced content
to almost nothing but yet seeing the same effect.

Anyone out there running into this issue with firefox ??

Any clues on how to try to tackle this issue would be much

Thank you all…

by chance, is the periodically_call_remote function inside the element
you are updating?



... <%= periodically call remote :url => ..., :fequency => 60, :update => "update_me" -%>


page.replace_html :partial => ‘some_partial’

where _some_partial contains a call to periodically_call_remote