Bug 1264543 (e10s-gpu)

[meta] Out-of-process compositing

ASSIGNED
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Status

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Core
Graphics: Layers
ASSIGNED
a year ago
5 days ago

People

(Reporter: dvander, Assigned: dvander)

Tracking

(Depends on: 12 bugs, Blocks: 1 bug)

unspecified
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(relnote-firefox 53+)

Details

This is a meta/tracking bug for prototyping out-of-process compositing. We believe this has significant benefits for reliability/stability, as the more GPU work we can move out of the UI process, the less likely Firefox is to crash. D3D11 crashes and device resets will be much easier to handle as we can simply restart the GPU process if something goes wrong.

Initially we are only remoting composition - this prototype does not involve remoting rasterization, video acceleration, or GL commands. Firefox will still use the GPU in content processes, and the parent process in non-e10s mode (or in e10s mode when content is accelerated).
Depends on: 1264545
Depends on: 1265975
Depends on: 1269037
Depends on: 1269653
Depends on: 1271180
Depends on: 1271870
Depends on: 1271872
Depends on: 1272472
Depends on: 1255843
Depends on: 1274149
Depends on: 1218576
Depends on: 1277068
Depends on: 1277439
Depends on: 1280822
Depends on: 1281268
Depends on: 1281998
Depends on: 1282348
Depends on: 1285625
Depends on: 1287362
Depends on: 1287366
Depends on: 1287597
Depends on: 1287917
Depends on: 1287984
Blocks: 1288618

Updated

a year ago
Alias: e10s-gpu
Depends on: 1282364
Depends on: 1288822
Depends on: 1289205
Depends on: 1289251
Depends on: 1289895
Summary: [meta] Prototype out-of-process compositing → [meta] Out-of-process compositing
Depends on: 1158076
Depends on: 1294339
Depends on: 1294343
Depends on: 1294347
Depends on: 1294348
Depends on: 1294350
Depends on: 1294986
Depends on: 1294988
Depends on: 1296749
Depends on: 1297182
Depends on: 1297251
Depends on: 1297790
Depends on: 1297792
Depends on: 1297822
Depends on: 1297826
Depends on: 1297828
Depends on: 1297843
Depends on: 1298507
Depends on: 1301266
Depends on: 1303820
Depends on: 1304494
Depends on: 1305198
See Also: → bug 1306426
Depends on: 1307578
Depends on: 1314711
Depends on: 1314768
Depends on: 1319206
Depends on: 1304494
Depends on: 1314173
Depends on: 1314804
Depends on: 1317972
Depends on: 1321492
See Also: → bug 1320579
Blocks: 1325169

Updated

7 months ago
Depends on: 1333880

Comment 1

7 months ago
Release Note Request (optional, but appreciated)
[Why is this notable]:
[Affects Firefox for Android]:
[Suggested wording]: Added process separation for faster graphics performance
[Links (documentation, blog post, etc)]: https://ashughes.com/?p=374
relnote-firefox: --- → ?

Comment 2

7 months ago
Added to Fx53 Aurora release notes.
relnote-firefox: ? → 53+
Depends on: 1338694
Depends on: 1343650
Depends on: 1347867
No longer depends on: 1347867
Depends on: 1350092
Depends on: 1352081

Updated

4 months ago
Depends on: 1358304
Depends on: 1362166
Depends on: 1357744
Depends on: 1304210
Depends on: 1373088
Depends on: 1380144
Depends on: 1390488
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