Closed Bug 1737604 Opened 3 months ago Closed 2 months ago

11.01 - 9.29% perf_reftest_singletons parent-basic-singleton.html / perf_reftest_singletons parent-basic-singleton.html + 1 more (Linux) regression on Thu October 21 2021


(Firefox :: Installer, defect)




Tracking Status
firefox-esr78 --- unaffected
firefox-esr91 --- unaffected
firefox93 --- unaffected
firefox94 --- wontfix
firefox95 --- wontfix


(Reporter: aesanu, Unassigned)




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Perfherder has detected a talos performance regression from push 2946940c35df53633bf58b87e5bb2786b6fe5450. As author of one of the patches included in that push, we need your help to address this regression.


Ratio Test Platform Options Absolute values (old vs new)
11% perf_reftest_singletons parent-basic-singleton.html linux1804-64-shippable-qr e10s stylo webrender 80.52 -> 89.39
10% perf_reftest_singletons parent-basic-singleton.html linux1804-64-shippable-qr e10s fission stylo webrender 79.99 -> 88.08
9% perf_reftest_singletons parent-basic-singleton.html linux1804-64-shippable-qr e10s stylo webrender 81.94 -> 89.55

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Flags: needinfo?(nalexander) is a straight reversion of part of Bug 1709969. I don't see any performance improvements noted for Bug 1709969, which is what I expected.

This particular patch has to do with how profiles are chosen at startup time. There's essentially no interaction with the details of this test, which exercises page loading. It seems like this is:

  1. not this push
  2. a faulty test that is somehow including startup time for the harness in its measurement
  3. noise

I don't really have a next step here. We're not likely to revert this patch, because that would reinstate a product experience that our product manager (Romain Testard) doesn't want. But I don't have any insight into how this is interacting.

Flags: needinfo?(nalexander)

Set release status flags based on info from the regressing bug 1736876

Andra, could you retriage the regression?

Flags: needinfo?(aesanu)

I retriaged and the retriggers confirm this culprit. You can look again on the graph.

Flags: needinfo?(aesanu)
Closed: 2 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Has Regression Range: --- → yes
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