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Query about parasitic firefox file

On Wed, 2018-03-07 at 17:08 +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
> Hello.
> In the last 12 hours, 1.4GB of my home directory free space
> disappeared, rendering the system unusable.
> After having progressively shut the system down, before it crashed,
> and, rebooting the system, with the free space still having been
> disappeared, in searching for unexplained things, I found in the path
> /home/me/.mozilla/firefox/<mixedstring>.default-<numericstring>/
> the file places.sqlite-wal with Type "unknown" and size 1.5GB and
> Date
> Modified being a couple of hours ago.
I've been reading this post ever since its first posting above. I'm
currently running Firefox 59.0.1 and wondering how the file Bret
mentions above got to be 1.5GB in size. On my Ubuntu 16.04.4LTS system
the file is only 

4096000 Mar 24 09:01 places.sqlite-wal

and I've been watching it for two days now.

KeyID 0xE372A7DA98E6705C
31.11972; -97.90167 (Elev. 1092 ft)
09:04:46 up 6 days, 45 min, 1 user, load average: 0.62, 0.52, 0.53
Description:	Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS, kernel 4.13.0-37-generic
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