Closed Bug 1294700 Opened 3 years ago Closed 3 years ago

Extreme lag/jank when repainting during text input after using Mobile Twitter


(Firefox :: Untriaged, defect, major)

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(Reporter: kael, Unassigned, NeedInfo)



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Once I browse around in Mobile Twitter for 5-10 minutes in a pinned tab, Firefox begins taking upwards of 500ms to repaint in response to text events. While I type into the Description field here in Bugzilla right now, it's repainting at probably less than 5fps. This makes it pretty hard to input and edit text.

If I restart FF for a fresh session everything is fine, but after a minute or two of Mobile Twitter it consistently becomes terrible.

Oddly I'm not seeing anything strange in Cleopatra if I profile this, it seems like all the time is being spent in WaitForMultipleObjects. But I'm not sure if Gecko Profiler works correctly anymore.

Input into the address bar also lags (albeit less). Highlighting on context menus in FF also lags if I swipe my mouse over the menus.

Animations and scrolling in the compositor seem to be jank-free in this state, and hovers (like on the tab bar) also seem to be jank free. So that's weird.

Here's a cleopatra profile:

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Application Basics

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Crash Reports for the Last 3 Days

Report ID: bp-8a43e334-83cf-4e05-9e85-8d5ab2160812
Submitted: 6 hours ago

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Experimental Features
I tried profiling with GPU and 'main thread I/O' turned on but the content process crashes when opening cleopatra now :/
From the crash stacks opening Cleopatra that's 1271102, so unrelated.
While this reproduces in the bugzilla text fields, other text fields do not consistently reproduce. I.e. the main text field on Twitter is jank-free, but the text field in the Reply modal is not. The Firefox address bar is janky, but the search field on the New Tab Page is butter-smooth.

If I start recording performance in the Performance tab of the Developer Tools on the bugzilla page, the input jank goes away while the recording is in progress. :/ It seems like maybe paints aren't being triggered for some reason? But it also feels like input events are not being processed promptly. If I look at the timeline in cleopatra, I see big bursts of paints with large gaps inbetween, which doesn't make sense given that I am literally spamming the keys on my keyboard at around 100-140wpm.

I can also reproduce this with regular web twitter ( if I scroll around in my feed long enough, but mobile twitter seems worse (
If I disable e10s this goes away and responsiveness is consistently good for input events.
Does this happen on a clean profile? If so, any chance you could bisect this with mozregression?
Component: General → Untriaged
Flags: needinfo?(kg)
I tried bisecting with mozregression but it takes a while to reproduce. I'll give it another go now that I have a better sense of how to reproduce it. It's kinda impossible to reproduce on a clean profile since the problem is essentially 'all your other tabs suck with Twitter open' - i.e. the impact is not noticeable unless you go through your regular browsing routine for a half hour.

I'm trying Release channel FF right now to see if it works better, since that will give me a regression window to drill down into.
This bug is probably a duplicate of bug #1295214.
Please retest to see if it's fixed in latest Nightly (51.0a1 [2016-08-27]),
if not, reopen this bug.
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1295214
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