Upgraded chromium, now barely working

Nicola Mingotti

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Hi guys,

I sudo pkg upgrade chromium yesterday, now it works extremely bad. It lags, and dies unexpectedly. It is unusable. I am writing this with Firefox.

From the shell I see only a plethora of messages like:
[73250:261767168:0208/162601.904522:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.

I am running FreeBSD-12.0-RELEASE.

Do you observe the same? Solutions ?
 

patovm04

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Hmm what about issuing sudo pkg upgrade to upgrade all your installed programs? Maybe you introduced a library mismatch or something alike...
 
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Nicola Mingotti

Nicola Mingotti

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doh, that may mess up a log of things ... but tomorrow i will copy the VM and do it.
 

Phishfry

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Since it appears that the sandbox function is messing up try to run chromium from the command prompt like this:
chromium --no-sandbox
It might make it less secure but will allow you to narrow down the issue.
 

Sevendogsbsd

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Interesting. I just built www/chromium from ports a couple of days ago and am still at version 79-something. Perhaps I need to update again. Zero performance issues with my install on 12.0-RELEASE. Just updated and building now to test.
 

Phishfry

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Yes I noticed that FreeBSD is still at version 79 of Chromium. I am using www/iridium occasionally so I am not that familiar.
Regardless looks like there are some major changes coming to the cookie setup.
 

Sevendogsbsd

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Yep - just updated and built and www/chromium is still at 79-something. I "think" the cookie updates have to do with Google and third-party cookies. This article confirms: Chrome 80
 
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Nicola Mingotti

Nicola Mingotti

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Since it appears that the sandbox function is messing up try to run chromium from the command prompt like this:
chromium --no-sandbox
It might make it less secure but will allow you to narrow down the issue.
Hi Phishfry ! so long time is passed since our BeagleBone Black hacks:)

anyhow, back to topic, in my FreeBSD-12 when I install chromium package I get a runnable command chrome.

Adding option --no-sandbox does not remove the aforementioned error message.
 
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Nicola Mingotti

Nicola Mingotti

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update.

I cleared all the cookies and cache, not it seems to run better. I will keep up posted during the day.
 
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New observations:

. There was a first big improvement in removing all my cookies and cached data. The browser stoppped dying. But still, it remained a lot slower than before the upgrade and at times is hangs for a handful of seconds.

. From Phishfry suggestion. I notice a big improvement adding the --use-gl=egl. Now the browser seems faster then the pre-upgrade state. Still I can't say about the hanging.
 
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Nicola Mingotti

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update.

unfortunately the browser keeps locking here and there for handful of seconds. Also Youtube video plyaing quality is notably diminshed.

DO NOT UPGRADE CHROMIUM.
 
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Nicola Mingotti

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I found a reference, what I see is almost exactly what is described in this page.

I hope there will be very soon an upgrade in the Chromium package because this is pretty bad.
 

T-Daemon

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Try running www/chromium from a terminal with debug logging enabled as described at Google chrome support : chrome --enable-logging=stderr --v=1. Log level can be increased by setting --v= to a higher number. Maybe in the log are hints to narrow down the problem, eventually append the log to the bug report.
 

drhowarddrfine

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It would be nice if Google would provide any help at all in this but they won't. I haven't seen the guy who maintains chromium here lately but he will testify to how large and unwieldy it is. I wish I had the something-something to work on it myself.
 
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