Workflow executions' page keeps crashing

Describe the problem/error/question

For certain workflows, where the execution data is slightly large (>10MB, <100MB, i think), the executions’ page crashes almost as soon as it’s navigated to, in Chrome.
In Firefox, the Browser Tab’s memory usage spikes up to utilise all the available memory (~20GB) in my case, and then rolls back, but the page is still useless.

On navigating to the concerned workflow’s executions’ page, neither does the first (default) execution open up nor is it possible to navigate to any of the other executions.


  1. Why is it seemingly impossible to open the executions for such less data ?

  2. Also why is <100MB data, apparently, too much data to handle for the n8n-editor?

  3. And how much data is too much data?


Information on your n8n setup

  • n8n version: 1.20.0
  • Database (default: SQLite): Postgres
  • n8n EXECUTIONS_PROCESS setting (default: own, main): main
  • Running n8n via (Docker, npm, n8n cloud, desktop app): docker
  • Operating system: ubuntu

Hi @shrey-42, I am sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Unfortunately I do not know enough about how n8n execution data would translate into browser memory consumption, but perhaps our editor specialist @mutdmour can help out here :slight_smile:

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Hello. This is similar to the issue here Viewing execution in chrome causes chrome to crash - #5 by russellkg
We are looking to address this soon. Thank you

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Have been released now in 1.27.1. Please let me know if this fixes the issue. Thank you for patience with this. Tested with internal workflow with over 40k items in workflow with no issues.

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New version [email protected] got released which includes the GitHub PR 8423.