Chrome Version : 22.214.171.124 (Official Build 36714) beta
URLs (if applicable) : N/A
Other browsers tested: N/A
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What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Spend time with Chrome; browse to several hundred pages and download a
few Chrome updates as they become available.
2. Check the size of User/Local/Google/, and if possible, file
fragmentation using PerfectDisk 10 (or something similar).
3. Gasp in horror.
What is the expected result?
Chrome shouldn't be utilizing ridiculous (read: easily over a gigabyte) of
storage space for old versions of the browser and assorted cache.
Besides being a bad citizen on my MacBook Pro's Windows 7 partition, I
wouldn't be surprised if someone far more advanced than I could utilize the
runaway caching scheme to run a maliciously crafted .exe disguised as an
older version of Chrome.
What happens instead?
Note the screenshot of PerfectDisk 10 after fully defragmenting my drive,
and then visiting 3 websites. Note how there are already dozens of files
with dozens or even hundreds of fragments. If I wasn't religiously
clearing my cache, these files would make a mess of my Windows partition
and aversely affect drive performance.
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