Closed Bug 1315699 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago

Attempting to load tab with video causes content tab spinner to be displayed and nothing else - GPU process & Media GPU Process Decoding interaction

Categories

(Core :: Graphics, defect, P3)

52 Branch
x86_64
Windows 10
defect

Tracking

()

RESOLVED FIXED
mozilla53
Tracking Status
firefox49 --- unaffected
firefox-esr45 --- unaffected
firefox50 --- unaffected
firefox51 --- unaffected
firefox52 --- disabled
firefox53 --- fixed

People

(Reporter: sciguyryan, Assigned: mattwoodrow)

References

Details

(Keywords: regression, Whiteboard: [gfx-noted])

Attachments

(2 files)

This issue appears to be related to the enabling of the content GPU process.

Attempting to load a page with a video (noted originally on Youtube) causes the page to load and render to a point, then revert a white tab with nothing but the tab spinner present. Attempting to reload the page does not achieve anything and this issue appears to be completely repeatable.

Disabling the GPU process via layers.gpu-process.dev.enabled and restarting the browser appears to completely resolve the issue.

I have attached the contents of the about:support tab and a screenshot (not that there is much to show!) as separate attachments on this bug.

If I can provide any further information please let me know. Given the nature of the issue I am unsure what additional information would be useful here.
After doing a little more research it seems to be an interaction between media.gpu-process-decoder being enabled and layers.gpu-process.dev.enabled being enabled.

As such I will leave this to someone else to figure out which component it should be filed against. Disabling either of these resolves the issue - enabling both causes it to reoccur.
Summary: Attempting to load tab with video causes content tab spinner to be displayed and nothing else → IntAttempting to load tab with video causes content tab spinner to be displayed and nothing else - GPU process & Media GPU Process Decoding interaction
Summary: IntAttempting to load tab with video causes content tab spinner to be displayed and nothing else - GPU process & Media GPU Process Decoding interaction → Attempting to load tab with video causes content tab spinner to be displayed and nothing else - GPU process & Media GPU Process Decoding interaction
No immediate ideas yet from me - Ryan, did you enable the media.gpu-process-decoder pref by hand?
Flags: needinfo?(matt.woodrow)
(In reply to David Anderson [:dvander] from comment #3)
> No immediate ideas yet from me - Ryan, did you enable the
> media.gpu-process-decoder pref by hand?

Yes, I did enable it by hand for testing a while back.
Blocks: e10s-gpu-win
Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: [gfx-noted]
This still appears to be an issue in the latest nightly - I have just retested it this morning.

Do we have any further information regarding what is going on here?
This appears to have been resolved by the patch landed in bug 1318083.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Flags: needinfo?(matt.woodrow)
Assignee: nobody → matt.woodrow
Depends on: 1318083
See Also: 1318083
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla53
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