[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#848895: Chromium freezes randomly
infinity0 at debian.org
Thu Feb 2 12:12:00 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.
Hey guys, the Debian BTS doesn't CC previous commenters by default, so please remember to keep everyone CC'd so we don't missing out on updates.
(I see that Vassil had also figured out the ctrl-alt-f1 ctrl-alt-f7 trick in the meantime.)
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