User in e10s cohort reporting 30-60s lag when switching between tabs

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

()

P3
normal
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
2 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: philipp, Unassigned)

Tracking

48 Branch
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

2 years ago
we got a report from a user on 48 that switching between tabs (webmail was given as example) is taking up to a minute's time and they are probably seeing a spinning circle as they described the site was "reloading": https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1135499

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troubleshooting information from about:support is as follows:

Name: Firefox
Version: 48.0
Build ID: 20160726073904
Update Channel: release
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:48.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/48.0
OS: Windows_NT 6.1 x86
Multiprocess Windows: 1/1 (Enabled by default)
Safe Mode: false

Crash Reports for the Last 3 Days

All Crash Reports (including 2 pending crashes in the given time range)

Extensions

Name: Firefox Hello Beta
Version: 1.4.4
Enabled: true
ID: loop@mozilla.org

Name: Multi-process staged rollout
Version: 1.1
Enabled: true
ID: e10srollout@mozilla.org

Name: Pocket
Version: 1.0.4
Enabled: true
ID: firefox@getpocket.com

Name: Bing Search
Version: 1.0.0.2
Enabled: false
ID: bingsearch.full@microsoft.com

Graphics

Features
Compositing: Direct3D 11
Asynchronous Pan/Zoom: wheel input enabled
WebGL Renderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (AMD Radeon HD 7520G Direct3D11 vs_5_0 ps_5_0)
Hardware H264 Decoding: Yes; Using D3D9 API
Direct2D: true
DirectWrite: true (6.2.9200.17568)
GPU #1
Active: Yes
Description: AMD Radeon HD 7520G
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x9990
Driver Version: 8.941.1.0
Driver Date: 2-9-2012
Drivers: aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx32 aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64
Subsys ID: 1849103c
RAM: 512

Diagnostics
AzureCanvasAccelerated: 0
AzureCanvasBackend: direct2d 1.1
AzureContentBackend: direct2d 1.1
AzureFallbackCanvasBackend: cairo



Important Modified Preferences

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browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
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browser.cache.disk.hashstats_reported: 1
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browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: false
browser.cache.frecency_experiment: 1
browser.download.importedFromSqlite: true
browser.download.manager.alertOnEXEOpen: true
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 8
browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20160726073904
browser.startup.homepage: about:home
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20160726073904
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 48.0
browser.tabs.remote.autostart.2: true
browser.urlbar.daysBeforeHidingSuggestionsPrompt: 0
browser.urlbar.lastSuggestionsPromptDate: 20160809
dom.apps.reset-permissions: true
dom.mozApps.used: true
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gfx.crash-guard.d3d11layers.feature-d3d11: true
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gfx.crash-guard.glcontext.gfx.driver-init.webgl-angle: true
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gfx.crash-guard.status.d3d9video: 2
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gfx.driver-init.feature-d3d11: true
gfx.driver-init.status: 2
keyword.URL: http://www.bing.com/search?FORM=SL5ADF&PC=SL5A&q=
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media.benchmark.vp9.versioncheck: 1
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media.gmp-gmpopenh264.abi: x86-msvc-x64
media.gmp-gmpopenh264.lastUpdate: 1471531296
media.gmp-gmpopenh264.version: 1.6
media.gmp-manager.buildID: 20160726073904
media.gmp-manager.lastCheck: 1471619100
media.gmp-widevinecdm.abi: x86-msvc-x64
media.gmp-widevinecdm.lastUpdate: 1465568899
media.gmp-widevinecdm.version: 1.4.8.866
media.gmp.storage.version.observed: 1
media.hardware-video-decoding.failed: false
media.webrtc.debug.aec_log_dir: C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Temp
media.webrtc.debug.log_file: C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Temp\WebRTC.log
media.youtube-ua.override.to: 43
network.auth.allow-subresource-auth: 2
network.cookie.prefsMigrated: true
network.predictor.cleaned-up: true
places.database.lastMaintenance: 1471467080
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 93333
plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
plugin.importedState: true
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print.printer_HP_Deskjet_F4200_series.print_bgimages: false
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print.printer_HP_Deskjet_F4200_series.print_orientation: 0
print.printer_HP_Deskjet_F4200_series.print_page_delay: 50
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print.printer_HP_Deskjet_F4200_series.print_paper_height: -1.00
print.printer_HP_Deskjet_F4200_series.print_paper_name:
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privacy.sanitize.migrateClearSavedPwdsOnExit: true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: true
services.sync.declinedEngines: forms,history,passwords,prefs,tabs,addons
services.sync.engine.addons: false
services.sync.engine.history: false
services.sync.engine.passwords: false
services.sync.engine.prefs: false
services.sync.engine.tabs: false
services.sync.lastPing: 1471549766
services.sync.lastSync: Fri Aug 19 2016 15:41:14 GMT-0400 (Eastern Standard Time)
services.sync.numClients: 1
storage.vacuum.last.index: 1
storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1470234247

Important Locked Preferences

JavaScript

Incremental GC: true

Accessibility

Activated: false
Prevent Accessibility: 0

Library Versions

NSPR
Expected minimum version: 4.12
Version in use: 4.12

NSS
Expected minimum version: 3.24 Basic ECC
Version in use: 3.24 Basic ECC

NSSSMIME
Expected minimum version: 3.24 Basic ECC
Version in use: 3.24 Basic ECC

NSSSSL
Expected minimum version: 3.24 Basic ECC
Version in use: 3.24 Basic ECC

NSSUTIL
Expected minimum version: 3.24
Version in use: 3.24

Experimental Features
I'm not sure how we can replicate this but maybe the about:support can give some clue to why this is happening. Flagging this for e10s triage.
tracking-e10s: --- → ?

Updated

2 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
tracking-e10s: ? → ---
Priority: -- → P3
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
(Reporter)

Comment 2

2 years ago
what kind of information should we try to gather from affected users to help diagnose the issue?
Flags: needinfo?(jmathies)
(Reporter)

Comment 3

2 years ago
the user at https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1137339 describes similar symptoms.
(Reporter)

Updated

2 years ago
See Also: → bug 1300411

Comment 4

2 years ago
about:support text is a good place to start.
Flags: needinfo?(jmathies)

Comment 5

2 years ago
(In reply to [:philipp] from comment #3)
> the user at https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1137339 describes similar
> symptoms.

this is filed under bug 1300411
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