Jun 18, 2009
I just fired up Firefox 3.5b4 and did a Check for Updates, downloaded 3.5pre and restarted. The profile didn’t quite load up and seemed to be hanging (and working the hard drive) so I killed it. I then noticed my disk space had dropped precipitously. I searched around and found that the profile directory had 117 new files named “places.sqlite-*.corrupt” occupying 1.7GB of space.
When I restarted Firefox, no problem…weird. I guess this sometimes happens?