Bug 1463390 - Gnome Web uses an insane amount of power, melts my laptop on sites like Facebook and Youtube.
Gnome Web uses an insane amount of power, melts my laptop on sites like Faceb...
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: webkitgtk4 (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Mac OS
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Tomas Popela
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Reported: 2017-06-20 14:20 EDT by Ryan Farmer
Modified: 2017-06-23 09:58 EDT (History)
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Description Ryan Farmer 2017-06-20 14:20:07 EDT
Description of problem:

Gnome Web uses an insane amount of power, melts my laptop on sites like Facebook and Youtube.

Firefox will be sitting at 8-9 watts and Gnome Web hits ~20+ and makes my laptop blazing hot and fans running at 100%. Also, with Gnome Web plugging away, CPU usage shoots way up and it brings the computer screeching to a halt, barely unable to render the Gnome Shell.

Although the Midori browser also uses WebkitGTK, I don't have these problems with that browser. 


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

3.24.2


How reproducible:

Open Gnome Web and do stuff on Facebook (especially try to make a new post) and/or watch Youtube videos.

Actual results:

Computer grinds to a near halt. Using power. Using power. Using power.


Expected results:

Gnome Web is fast and doesn't melt the laptop.

Additional:

I do have intel-va support installed from RPM Fusion.
Comment 1 Ryan Farmer 2017-06-20 20:43:13 EDT
Okay, this isn't a bug. I installed gstreamer1-vaapi and the rendering is smooth and doesn't burn up the laptop now.:/
Comment 2 Michael Catanzaro 2017-06-23 09:55:21 EDT
I think it is a bug. That shouldn't happen, especially if gstreamer1-vaapi is not installed by default. Feel free to report it upstream on https://bugs.webkit.org. Prefix the bug title with [GStreamer], select the Media Elements component, and CC bugs-noreply@webkitgtk.org.

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