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Multiple Processes for opera.exe

  • I have the same issue. Having Opera 34, i have 7 opera.exe*32 on my Win7 SP 64-bit box. Is it a multithreading way of processing? I have I7 cpu with 4 cores (8 threads).

  • It's really a multi-process design way of architecting a browser's operation. The browser, its GUI, each of its extensions, and each browser tab all run in their own separate processes. This is supposed to improve crash resistance and security should something in one of the processes go sour or rogue. All the chromish browsers use multi-process mechanisms (Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, etc, etc) and the story is that Firefox will be moving to some sort of multiple-process system of its own shortly. At the end of the day, the technique does end up requiring a bit more RAM and processor cycles, but I'll leave the quality/magnitude of the crash/security improvements for others to debate.

  • Ya know, my browser never really used to crash at all on opera12. And, if it did, it was very rare, and it didn't bother me at all really. I also was never hacked through the browswer. So, all this undo attention to crash-proof security nonsense is just a flimsy excuse for writing bloatware. There was a time when developers wanted to run their software mean, and lean, but nowadays, they just borrow junk chromium bloat code, and take away all the staple features (like confirm on exit). what happened to you opera?

  • I run opera with anywhere from 40 to 50 tabs active at a time and have a whole slew of Opera.Exe*32 processes running.

    With it just sitting there doing nothing, one of the processes ranges from 10 to 15% of cpu time. Is there a way to determine which of my tabs that process belongs to?

  • With it just sitting there doing nothing, one of the processes ranges from 10 to 15% of cpu time. Is there a way to determine which of my tabs that process belongs to?

    You can check in Opera's task manager.

  • Ah, just found out about Opera's own task manager. It reveals what I wanted to know. Thanks for the heads up.

    One little question about it though, the bar to the left of each process, when it's two or three lines tall, does that mean a single process is managing more than one tab?

  • One little question about it though, the bar to the left of each process, when it's two or three lines tall, does that mean a single process is managing more than one tab?

    I guess so but I'm not sure.

  • my laptop is 4 months old it came with windows 10 Opera keeps freezing and lagging it runs 8 processors and makes my disk max out 100% i use Internet Explorer and Firefox i don't like Chrome as it uses too may processors as well and i get the same problems as Opera as for Explorer and Firefox my only problems with them is Explorer won't stay in full screen and Firefox's plug-in container keeps crashing other then that i have no problems with Explorer or Firefox what would make me happy to keep Opera is the removal of the multiple processors as they use too much Disk space to run.

  • multiple processors as they use too much Disk space to run.

    You do not have a proper understanding of how multi-process applications work. They do not require any additional disk space compared to single-process programs. That fact that Chrome also has issues and ever Firefox is experiencing problems tells me there is something wrong with your computer. Age is not a factor in whether a computer can malfunction or not. It does not matter of your computer is 4 months old or 4 years old, if you have damaged system files or malware or something like that it will start acting poorly regardless.

  • "I'm wondering why so many people think that this is something bad and start complaining about it cause it's not!"

    well it pulls quite a lot of RAM (my GMail tab ALONE has 300 MB)

    "They do not require any additional disk space compared to single-process programs"
    True but they eat ram for breakfast

    it would probably already help if not each and every tab gets its process but rather just for each site.

    and try getting rid of a forkbomb. (someone actually linked me one. it wasnt a problem because I used firefox and I had only to shoot down one single process, and then unselect all the forkbombs in the sessionrestore "site" from firefox. with opera or chrome you wont be able to kill a forkbomb that easily

  • it wouldn't be a problem if idiots start to compile stable x64 builds
    but at this point nothing can "save" opera, its simply crap

  • if idiots

    Speaking of idiots...

    compile stable x64 build

    That will have zero effect on RAM usage. Switching to 64-bit builds just means each process of Opera would be able to access more RAM. Currently, each process can access a little under 4 GB of RAM. Switching to 64-bit build just means each process would then be able to access up to 16 TB of RAM. That tab would still use 300 MB.

  • it would probably already help if not each and every tab gets its process but rather just for each site.

    Add --process-per-site option to Opera (launcher) command line. Check that updates do not reset this command line.

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