Open Bug 1211565 Opened 9 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Unnecessary repainting on (#8 site in China) due to APZ


(Core :: Graphics: Layers, defect, P3)




Tracking Status
firefox44 --- unaffected
firefox46 --- affected
firefox47 --- affected


(Reporter: mccr8, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


(Whiteboard: [Power:P1][gfx-noted])


(1 file)

Comment 1 said the CPU usage in Firefox was clearly the worst on I ran a profile on the page, and most of the non-idle time is being spent on things under nsRefreshDriver::Tick, like nsCSSRendering::PaintBackground, nsDisplayImage::Paint, and various other little bits.

There is some animation on the site. In the middle of the page near the bottom of the screen, there's a little image that scrolls. (There is also a text box that changes a little to the right of it, but I'm ignoring that here.) If you turn on paint flashing for the site, then when the image switches, Firefox is repainting all of the content in that lower half of the page. By contrast, if you enable "show paint rectangles" in Chrome (the equivalent of paint flashing), then only the little box containing the image gets repainted, as you would expect.
(In reply to Andrew McCreight [:mccr8] from comment #0)
> Comment 1 said the CPU usage in Firefox was clearly the worst on

(to clarify, mccr8 is referring to bug 984506 comment 1 here.)
The image seems to be scrolled by placing it in a wide abspos "tray", whose absolute position is animated.  Here's what it looks like at one point (and "left" changes periodically):
<div style="width: 1520px; left: -760px;" id="pic-cont">
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<li><a href="" target="_blank"><img src=""></a><span><i></i><a href="" target="_blank">动物园羊驼被隔离 因投喂过量</a></span></li>

If I make this element (#pic-cont) display:none, then the painting goes away. So it's definitely what's causing us trouble.
So on my linux system, this bug basically goes away if I disable e10s -- then, paint flashing *only* flashes the area that I'd expect it to (the image carousel).  mccr8 sees an improvement as well with his mac machine, but he still gets some over-invalidation.

So I think this may be a case where we're layerizing and causing ourselves extra work, like in bug 1211654. (though here, we don't have "opacity" involved).  (And depending on system characteristics, we layerize to a different extent -- e.g. mccr8 is getting some unfortunate-layerizing on his mac, and I'm getting less, which makes for more targeted paint flashing.)

Reclassifying as a layers bug.  mstange/mattwoodrow, any chance one of you could take a look?
Component: Layout → Graphics: Layers
[as noted in bug 984506 comment 2, Alexa says this site is #8 in china and #42 in the world]
Summary: Unnecessary repainting on → Unnecessary repainting on (#8 site in china)
Summary: Unnecessary repainting on (#8 site in china) → Unnecessary repainting on (#8 site in China)
Somebody needs to create a reduced testcase for this invalidation. I could do it but I'm pretty swamped at the moment, so I'd appreciate it if somebody else did it.
Keywords: testcase-wanted
(In reply to Daniel Holbert [:dholbert] (less responsive Oct 9-12 & 15-18) from comment #3)
> So on my linux system, this bug basically goes away if I disable e10s

Can you try leaving e10s on and instead disabling APZ? It might be the display port that's responsible here, because it causes us to run layerization and invalidation on a larger part of the page.
You're right -- simply disabling APZ ( layers.async-pan-zoom.enabled ) has the same effect w.r.t. this bug as disabling e10s in comment 3, on my Linux laptop.  Once the page has stabilized, only the small slideshow's rect gets periodically invalidated, according to paint flashing. (which is ideal, I think)
Flags: needinfo?(mstange)
Flags: needinfo?(mstange)
Summary: Unnecessary repainting on (#8 site in China) → Unnecessary repainting on (#8 site in China) due to APZ
Whiteboard: [Power] → [Power:P1]
Blocks: paint-fast
Whiteboard: [Power:P1] → [Power:P1][gfx-noted]
Since this only happens with APZ enabled, it affects 46+
Attached file Reduced_Testcase.7z

I have attached the minimal page source in order to reproduce the problem.

Thank you.
The 7z file in comment 9 contains a lot of stuff - it looks like was just saved to undefined.htm along with a bunch of assets, and it doesn't appear to have been reduced very much or at all.
Oh my mistake, there is a Testcase.htm also which does appear to be somewhat reduced.
Keywords: testcase-wanted

Andrew, do you still see the issue? On my MacBook the CPU load is kinda low unless I scroll through the page or have a lot of animations in the current viewport, which would be expected.

Flags: needinfo?(continuation)

I wasn't looking at CPU load, I was looking at the results of mach power, and also looking at what happened when "paint flashing" was enabled. I don't really have time to look at this again.

Flags: needinfo?(continuation)
Severity: normal → S3
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