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chrome.processes

  • Description

    Use the chrome.processes API to interact with the browser's processes.

  • Permissions
    processes
  • Availability
    Dev channel

Summary

Types

Cache

Properties

  • liveSize

    number

    The part of the cache that is utilized, in bytes.

  • size

    number

    The size of the cache, in bytes.

Process

Properties

  • cpu

    number optional

    The most recent measurement of the process's CPU usage, expressed as the percentage of a single CPU core used in total, by all of the process's threads. This gives a value from zero to CpuInfo.numOfProcessors*100, which can exceed 100% in multi-threaded processes. Only available when receiving the object as part of a callback from onUpdated or onUpdatedWithMemory.

  • cssCache

    Cache optional

    The most recent information about the CSS cache for the process. Only available when receiving the object as part of a callback from onUpdated or onUpdatedWithMemory.

  • id

    number

    Unique ID of the process provided by the browser.

  • imageCache

    Cache optional

    The most recent information about the image cache for the process. Only available when receiving the object as part of a callback from onUpdated or onUpdatedWithMemory.

  • jsMemoryAllocated

    number optional

    The most recent measurement of the process JavaScript allocated memory, in bytes. Only available when receiving the object as part of a callback from onUpdated or onUpdatedWithMemory.

  • jsMemoryUsed

    number optional

    The most recent measurement of the process JavaScript memory used, in bytes. Only available when receiving the object as part of a callback from onUpdated or onUpdatedWithMemory.

  • naclDebugPort

    number

    The debugging port for Native Client processes. Zero for other process types and for NaCl processes that do not have debugging enabled.

  • network

    number optional

    The most recent measurement of the process network usage, in bytes per second. Only available when receiving the object as part of a callback from onUpdated or onUpdatedWithMemory.

  • osProcessId

    number

    The ID of the process, as provided by the OS.

  • privateMemory

    number optional

    The most recent measurement of the process private memory usage, in bytes. Only available when receiving the object as part of a callback from onUpdatedWithMemory or getProcessInfo with the includeMemory flag.

  • profile

    string

    The profile which the process is associated with.

  • scriptCache

    Cache optional

    The most recent information about the script cache for the process. Only available when receiving the object as part of a callback from onUpdated or onUpdatedWithMemory.

  • sqliteMemory

    number optional

    The most recent measurement of the process's SQLite memory usage, in bytes. Only available when receiving the object as part of a callback from onUpdated or onUpdatedWithMemory.

  • tasks

    Array of TaskInfos representing the tasks running on this process.

  • The type of process.

ProcessType

The types of the browser processes.

Type

"browser"

,

"renderer"

,

"extension"

,

"notification"

,

"plugin"

,

"worker"

,

"nacl"

,

"service_worker"

,

"utility"

,

"gpu"

,
or

"other"

TaskInfo

Properties

  • tabId

    number optional

    Optional tab ID, if this task represents a tab running on a renderer process.

  • title

    string

    The title of the task.

Methods

getProcessIdForTab

chrome.processes.getProcessIdForTab(
  tabId: number,
  callback?: function,
)
Promise

Returns the ID of the renderer process for the specified tab.

Parameters

  • tabId

    number

    The ID of the tab for which the renderer process ID is to be returned.

  • callback

    function optional

    The callback parameter looks like: (processId: number) => void

    • processId

      number

      Process ID of the tab's renderer process.

Returns

  • Promise<number>

    This only returns a Promise when the callback parameter is not specified, and with MV3+. The type inside the Promise is the same as the 1st argument to callback.

getProcessInfo

chrome.processes.getProcessInfo(
  processIds: number | number[],
  includeMemory: boolean,
  callback?: function,
)
Promise

Retrieves the process information for each process ID specified.

Parameters

  • processIds

    number | number[]

    The list of process IDs or single process ID for which to return the process information. An empty list indicates all processes are requested.

  • includeMemory

    boolean

    True if detailed memory usage is required. Note, collecting memory usage information incurs extra CPU usage and should only be queried for when needed.

  • callback

    function optional

    The callback parameter looks like: (processes: object) => void

    • processes

      object

      A dictionary of Process objects for each requested process that is a live child process of the current browser process, indexed by process ID. Metrics requiring aggregation over time will not be populated in each Process object.

Returns

  • Promise<object>

    This only returns a Promise when the callback parameter is not specified, and with MV3+. The type inside the Promise is the same as the 1st argument to callback.

terminate

chrome.processes.terminate(
  processId: number,
  callback?: function,
)
Promise

Terminates the specified renderer process. Equivalent to visiting about:crash, but without changing the tab's URL.

Parameters

  • processId

    number

    The ID of the process to be terminated.

  • callback

    function optional

    The callback parameter looks like: (didTerminate: boolean) => void

    • didTerminate

      boolean

      True if terminating the process was successful, and false otherwise.

Returns

  • Promise<boolean>

    This only returns a Promise when the callback parameter is not specified, and with MV3+. The type inside the Promise is the same as the 1st argument to callback.

Events

onCreated

chrome.processes.onCreated.addListener(
  callback: function,
)

Fired each time a process is created, providing the corrseponding Process object.

Parameters

  • callback

    function

    The callback parameter looks like: (process: Process) => void

onExited

chrome.processes.onExited.addListener(
  callback: function,
)

Fired each time a process is terminated, providing the type of exit.

Parameters

  • callback

    function

    The callback parameter looks like: (processId: number, exitType: number, exitCode: number) => void

    • processId

      number

    • exitType

      number

    • exitCode

      number

onUnresponsive

chrome.processes.onUnresponsive.addListener(
  callback: function,
)

Fired each time a process becomes unresponsive, providing the corrseponding Process object.

Parameters

  • callback

    function

    The callback parameter looks like: (process: Process) => void

onUpdated

chrome.processes.onUpdated.addListener(
  callback: function,
)

Fired each time the Task Manager updates its process statistics, providing the dictionary of updated Process objects, indexed by process ID.

Parameters

  • callback

    function

    The callback parameter looks like: (processes: object) => void

    • processes

      object

onUpdatedWithMemory

chrome.processes.onUpdatedWithMemory.addListener(
  callback: function,
)

Fired each time the Task Manager updates its process statistics, providing the dictionary of updated Process objects, indexed by process ID. Identical to onUpdate, with the addition of memory usage details included in each Process object. Note, collecting memory usage information incurs extra CPU usage and should only be listened for when needed.

Parameters

  • callback

    function

    The callback parameter looks like: (processes: object) => void

    • processes

      object