Bug 106324 - Sporadic freezes under load with Chromium
Summary: Sporadic freezes under load with Chromium
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Driver/nouveau (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Nouveau Project
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-04-30 11:15 UTC by Thierry Reding
Modified: 2019-12-04 09:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
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errors logged by the kernel (4.55 KB, text/x-log)
2018-04-30 11:15 UTC, Thierry Reding
no flags Details

Description Thierry Reding 2018-04-30 11:15:53 UTC
Created attachment 139226 [details]
errors logged by the kernel

Occasionally when using the Chromium browser, X will freeze. This is accompanied by various errors in the kernel log (see attachment). I can reliably reproduce this by opening the following websites in Chromium:

  * https://www.youtube.com/
  * http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv
  * https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/WebGL_API/Tutorial/Lighting_in_WebGL

This is with X server 1.19.6 and xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.15.

I originally saw this with Linux v4.16 and then reverted back to v4.14.35 LTS which didn't seem to exhibit the same problems at first. Also, with v4.16 the freezes seem to be more extensive, often requiring a reboot. With v4.14.35 the freezes are temporary and often even non-existent despite the errors logged by the kernel.
Comment 1 Darek 2018-04-30 17:45:11 UTC
This [1] patch prevents random xserver freezes
mesa 18.1.0rc2
xf86-video-nouveau-git 1.0.15.r5.gac8f7b9
DRI3 enabled

I noted the same behavior with:
mesa 18.0.1-1
xorg-server 1.19.6+13+gd0d1a694f-2
xf86-video-nouveau-git 1.0.15.r5.gac8f7b9
DRI3 enabled

[1] https://patchwork.freedesktop.org/series/41258/ (rev 4)

I'm not sure if it is related, but it's worth mentioning
Comment 2 Martin Peres 2019-12-04 09:38:55 UTC
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