Running update-initramfs -u on a kernel causes micro freezes in gnome-shell

Bug #1792679 reported by Dylan Borg on 2018-09-15
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-graphics-drivers-390 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When kernels are installed, or when update-initramfs -u is run on a kernel, it causes gnome-shell to freeze for a few seconds if the machine is booted with that kernel or a newly installed kernel. During the freezes, the mouse pointer is still movable but the rest of the screen freezes. Any clicks get ignored and keyboard input is buffered then executed once the freeze is over. Please fix this as it is a big time productivity kller. THis is happening on my zenbook pro with nvidia graphics.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: initramfs-tools 0.130ubuntu3.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-35.38-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-35-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Sat Sep 15 10:43:55 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-10-02 (347 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Beta amd64 (20171002)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: initramfs-tools
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2018-04-22 (146 days ago)

Dylan Borg (borgdylan) wrote :
Dylan Borg (borgdylan) wrote :

It happens with mainline kernl builds and stock ubuntu kernels regrdless of stable branches that those kernels come from.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) on 2018-10-09
affects: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu) → nvidia-graphics-drivers-390 (Ubuntu)
Dylan Borg (borgdylan) wrote :

I also noticed, that the isue is hard to observe on lightdm, but reproduces easily when using gdm.

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