Closed Bug 1358138 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago

consider adding GPU process information to about:support

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(Core :: Graphics, enhancement)

enhancement
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normal

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RESOLVED FIXED
mozilla55
Tracking Status
firefox55 --- fixed

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(Reporter: bkelly, Assigned: dvander)

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A user asked on twitter yesterday how they could tell if their FF53 was using a separate GPU process as advertised in our blog posts.  I didn't have a good answer for them.  Starting in FF54 they can use about:memory to see, but it might be nice to add a row in about:support indicating the GPU process status.
(In reply to Ben Kelly [not reviewing due to deadline][:bkelly] from comment #0)
> A user asked on twitter yesterday how they could tell if their FF53 was
> using a separate GPU process as advertised in our blog posts.  I didn't have
> a good answer for them.  Starting in FF54 they can use about:memory to see,
> but it might be nice to add a row in about:support indicating the GPU
> process status.

It might as well ask David for better answer.
Flags: needinfo?(dvander)
We made it nightly/aurora only since it also has a "kill process" button, but just exposing the pid seems fine.
Flags: needinfo?(dvander)
Assignee: nobody → dvander
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Duplicate of this bug: 1358304
Attached patch bug1358138.patchSplinter Review
Always show the pid (if one exists), but keep the terminate button aurora/nightly only.
Attachment #8860241 - Flags: review?(milan)
Attachment #8860241 - Flags: review?(milan) → review+
Pushed by danderson@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/5ed2f24d732f
Always show the compositor process PID in about:support. (bug 1358138, r=milan)
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/5ed2f24d732f
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla55
> Target Milestone: --- → mozilla55

So, this will only available in Firefox 55 stable?
As I saw this patch here is IMHO simple, just a few lines,
and I was hoping (I have filed bug 1357744) that it would make it to Firefox 54 stable too.
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