[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#848895: Acknowledgement (Chromium freezes randomly)

Ximin Luo infinity0 at debian.org
Thu Feb 2 12:06:00 UTC 2017

Control: affects -1 + vlc mpv gnome-mpv baka-mplayer

(I am using a personal package of baka-mplayer that I built for #813591 but it's doesn't follow Debian policy in some areas so I can't upload it yet.)

Ximin Luo:
> [..]
> A shorter workaround:
> $ pkill -f 'chromium --type=gpu-process'

Sometimes the process is not called "chromimum" but like /proc/self/exe or something, so it's more reliable to do

$ pkill -f 'type=gpu-process'

but sometimes even this doesn't work because (somehow) the start of the cmdline gets messed up and a few characters at the start get chomped.

Another workaround is to switch to a non-X virtual terminal and then switch back again, e.g. ctrl-alt-f1 ctrl-alt-f7, which is probably quicker than doing pkill.

I've observed the random hanging behaviour for other media players as well (VLC, mpv, baka-mplayer, gnome-mpv). With these programs there is no "type=gpu-process" subprocess to kill, but the ctrl-alt-f1 ctrl-alt-f7 trick does work to "unfreeze" the program.

So this is probably not chromium-specific, but related to the way in which these programs use graphics through X. However, I don't know the best package to re-assign this bug to, so I'll leave it for chromium.


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