Closed Bug 1462296 Opened Last year Closed Last year

4.17 - 7.24% tart (linux64, linux64-qr) regression on push fd84333ffe760d3fdb151e2d79316c69743f3129 (Wed May 16 2018)


(Core :: Graphics, defect, P3)

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(Reporter: igoldan, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


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

Talos has detected a Firefox performance regression from push:

As author of one of the patches included in that push, we need your help to address this regression.


  7%  tart linux64-qr opt e10s stylo     1.49 -> 1.59
  5%  tart linux64 opt e10s stylo        2.02 -> 2.12
  4%  tart linux64 opt e10s stylo        2.02 -> 2.11

You can find links to graphs and comparison views for each of the above tests at:

On the page above you can see an alert for each affected platform as well as a link to a graph showing the history of scores for this test. There is also a link to a treeherder page showing the Talos jobs in a pushlog format.

To learn more about the regressing test(s), please see:

For information on reproducing and debugging the regression, either on try or locally, see:

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Our wiki page outlines the common responses and expectations:
Component: Untriaged → Graphics
Product: Firefox → Core
:mattwoodrow Bug 1371668 caused some big regressions. Can we cancel them with a fix? Or should we consider accepting/backing them out?
Flags: needinfo?(matt.woodrow)
Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: [gfx-noted]
The patch in bug 1371668 just changed the timings of when we paint. Previously, if the compositor is taking longer than painting, we'd paint synchronously in response to the DidComposite message (without waiting for the next vsync/refresh driver tick). Now we just wait for the next tick.

In the normal case, where ticks are aligned to vsync, then we expect this to give better behaviour.

In the ASAP mode used by talos, it's not surprising that delaying the paint (even if the next tick comes quickly) slows us down a bit.

I can't see any actual regressions in the profiles, so I think this is just a measurement difference specific to ASAP mode and not an indication of an actual performance regression.

I think we should just accept this for now.
Flags: needinfo?(matt.woodrow)
Closed: Last year
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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