Reddit webapp locks up firefox, consumes tons of CPU.

Bug #1273396 reported by Robert Bruce Park on 2014-01-27
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-webapps-reddit (Ubuntu)
Critical
sanket

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:

1. make sure you have webapps components enabled (best to try this in a fresh VM)

2. open firefox

3. browse to reddit.com

4. choose to enable integration when prompted

5. notice that CPU usage spikes permanently and firefox becomes unusable / crashes.

Changed in unity-webapps-reddit (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
assignee: nobody → Justin McPherson (justinmcp)
Justin McPherson (justinmcp) wrote :

With a new install of trusty-386 and updates applied, I can't reproduce this. There are two reddit icons, but I that's a different problem.

Robert Bruce Park (robru) wrote :

Are you using firefox or chrome?

This bug was so bad for such a long time that I had to disable webapps on my computer. I'll poke around a bit to see if I can reproduce it again.

It was a brand new install, trust daily from the 28th January. No chromium
installed, firefox for browsing to reddit and firefox launched from the
created launcher icon.

Robert Bruce Park (robru) wrote :

That's another issue actually -- why is it launching in firefox? shouldn't it be launching in the container?

Justin McPherson (justinmcp) wrote :

The extension package that came with the daily is
2.4.8+13.10.20130920-0ubuntu1. The extension that only handles installs is
3.0.0. The package hasn't landed yet for some reason?

Robert Bruce Park (robru) wrote :

Where are you seeing 3.0.0? I don't see that in the debian/changelog
in lp:unity-firefox-extension trunk.

On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 8:47 PM, Justin McPherson
<email address hidden> wrote:
> The extension package that came with the daily is
> 2.4.8+13.10.20130920-0ubuntu1. The extension that only handles installs is
> 3.0.0. The package hasn't landed yet for some reason?
>
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> Title:
> Reddit webapp locks up firefox, consumes tons of CPU.
>
> Status in “unity-webapps-reddit” package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Steps to reproduce:
>
> 1. make sure you have webapps components enabled (best to try this in
> a fresh VM)
>
> 2. open firefox
>
> 3. browse to reddit.com
>
> 4. choose to enable integration when prompted
>
> 5. notice that CPU usage spikes permanently and firefox becomes
> unusable / crashes.
>
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Tommy Maffia (szerated) wrote :

I tried to reproduce this. The CPU usage while on reddit was high, but while I browsed around to other sites (some of which had unity integration) the cpu remained the same.

Anders (eddiedog988) on 2014-03-13
Changed in unity-webapps-reddit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

I don't know if this is related, but in 15.04 beta I got hangs and lockups on Firefox 37.0 until I turned off the "use hardware acceleration when available" feature under Menu -> Preferences -> Advanced -> General tab and then restarted the browser. I have an AMD Radeon HD 5770 video card and the fglrx (proprietary) graphics driver. With the "use hardware acceleration when available" on, Firefox was using 100% of one core almost every time I changed web page. With it off, it jumps to 80% for a few seconds and then returns to normal.

sanket (sanketjn210) on 2015-10-04
Changed in unity-webapps-reddit (Ubuntu):
assignee: Justin McPherson (justinmcp) → sanket (sanketjn210)
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