Attempting to load the HTML bookmarks file linked to below (produced by 64 bit Brave 0.20.42 running on 64 bit Windows 10 Fall Creators update) causes Brave to rapidly consume about 3 GB of RAM, run compute-bound for about a minute, then crash.
Steps to Reproduce
- Start with a fresh install of 64 bit Brave 0.20.42 for Windows (a created a new
(throwaway) user identity for this)
- Load the bookmark file. (https://filedn.com/leGbIoL1KYRmt7tp7fFFsMH/26_02_2018.zip)
Bookmarks get loaded.
Reproduces how often:
100% of attempts, so far. [later update: Reproduced on an active profile, a fresh, empty profile, 3 different Windows 10 machines and one Ubuntu 16.04 LTS VM (Brave didn’t actually crash on Ubuntu, AFAICT, but Brave’s memory consumption increased rapidly and after top reported 0 swap space remaining I lost communication with the VM).]
OS Release: 10.0.16299
Update Channel: Release
OS Architecture: x64
OS Platform: Microsoft Windows
Brave Sync: v1.4.2
Reproducible on current live release:
Yes (if by that you mean: when I check for updates, it says no updates are available). [(slightly) later update: same behavior on 0.20.46, which appeared so after I posted this. And 0.21.18, 0.21.19, 0.21.20 and 0.22.4 - I doubt that I’m going to be trying this in every version, but I did want to establish that is wasn’t a fluke]
My current set of bookmarks was produced by scavenging my session-store when an earlier (18.xx?) version of Brave crashed. This is what I exported to created the HTML bookmark file.
Search bookmarks behaves oddly with my current (scavenged) bookmarks - I type in the Search box and the greyed-out text there flashes, but no characters are echoed. It worked earlier. I’m not sure which version broke this.
This is now also Issue 13356.