High CPU usage on google.com

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UNCONFIRMED
5 years ago
9 months ago

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(Reporter: laurens, Unassigned)

Tracking

({perf})

47 Branch
x86_64
Mac OS X
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Description

5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20130511120803

Steps to reproduce:

HW: Macbook air with 1.7GHz Core i5, OS X 10.7.5.

Open google.com and performed a search.
No plugins (SAFE mode under new user gives same results).
HW acceleration on/off no difference.

Only thing that lowers CPU usage to similar levels as Safari is to use no-script plugin and block google.com => problems with google.com js or FF interpreter thereof?



Actual results:

Constant ~8-15% CPU usage shown by Activity Monitor, just showing google.com search results in safe mode. 




Expected results:

<1% CPU Usage (on a 1.7GHz CPU showing a static google search results page)

Updated

5 years ago
Assignee: nobody → general
Component: Untriaged → JavaScript Engine
Product: Firefox → Core

Comment 1

5 years ago
does it happen in version 23 beta?
Flags: needinfo?(laurens)
Keywords: perf
(Reporter)

Comment 2

5 years ago
Yes also with 23aurora. I found an easy way to reproduce (all plugins/addons off, no flash).

the following address gives 10% CPU usage, measured after 10s:
https://www.google.com/search?q=mozilla&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb

copy and paste the above into the URL bar. 
Press enter
(Google search results load)
CPU usage stays at 10%
Now select the search box to get a cursor
Whilst cursor is flashing: 10% CPU usage (!)
Click somewhere else on page, so that there is no more cursor - cpu usage <2%

so:
some text boxes on webpages need to be selected and de-selected in order to prevent high idle cpu usage?
Flags: needinfo?(laurens)
(Assignee)

Updated

4 years ago
Assignee: general → nobody

Comment 3

3 years ago
Do you still see ths problem?

I cannot reproduce this using current nightly build
Flags: needinfo?(laurens)
Whiteboard: [closeme 2016-01-10]

Comment 4

3 years ago
I tried to reproduce this bug and I can confirm the bug - no plugins, no addons. 

I used Nightly 46.0a1 (2016-01-11), Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.11; rv:46.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/46.0

I have the following results: 

* non-e10s window ~50% cpu usage 
* e10s window - ~ 15% per main process and ~30% per web content process

Steps to reproduce: 

1. Open new window and go to site www.google.com
2. watch the activity monitor - almost ~40% cpu usage per main and web content processes

If I switch to another tab, cpu usage is gone. If I go back, the cpu usage goes again to ~40%

Comment 5

3 years ago
about:support output


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Updated

3 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(laurens)
Whiteboard: [closeme 2016-01-10]
(Reporter)

Comment 6

2 years ago
Same problem, high CPU usage on google results page.
OS X
Refresh
HW and smooth scrolling on/off: no difference
2014 Macbook Pro

When I disable Javascript on Google.com or when I minimise then CPU < 3%, else CPU >20% on the results page (static display)!

Same bug as: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1218169?

NB this has been a problem for me across 3 computers and several years... new profiles each time.
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All Crash Reports

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(Reporter)

Updated

2 years ago
Version: 21 Branch → 47 Branch
(Reporter)

Updated

2 years ago
Hardware: x86 → x86_64

Comment 7

2 years ago
What happens if you disable google "instant search"?
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U-GjtYrHAQ

Comment 8

2 years ago
see also bug 938464

Comment 9

2 years ago
(In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, NI for questions) from comment #7)
> What happens if you disable google "instant search"?
>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U-GjtYrHAQ

Hello, no effect. It still uses 10% per parent and 16%-20% per child process.

Comment 10

2 years ago
I can reproduce the problem: Two MacBooks do have the problem one one doesn't have it. I tried it with a complete new OSX account and the problem still occurs.

Comment 11

a year ago
When I open google.com I too have the higher CPU usage on my Mac mini. I used Inspect Element and found out when i set the following CSS to display: none the CPU usage is normal again.

._b9g g-loading-icon

I think that the animation of the invisible loading icon is the reason.
I can confirm the observation in the previous comment. I have an open tab with google.nl search results and its process is eating between 20% and 40% CPU.

Switching to another tab in the same window or running |document.querySelector("._b9g g-loading-icon").style.display="none"| from the console reduces that process to ~5%.

Opening inspector and mousing over the first <div> inside that particular <g-loading-icon> element shows a square being rotated about its center. That's a lot of unseen busy-work.

Is this something Firefox can optimize (or even avoid doing) on its end? Otherwise I'd say this needs to be kicked to Google, I doubt they want their search results to be labeled as battery drains, even if its in a competitor's browser.
Ah! What Jürgen and I saw is being addressed in bug 1218169.
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