Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1479408
Overall stability of wayland GNOME session is way worse than GNOME X11 session because WM crashes take down the etnire session
Last modified: 2017-11-03 15:34:55 EDT
Description of problem:
Overall stability of wayland GNOME session is way worse than GNOME X11 session because WM crashes always seem take down the etnire session.
Since this impacts my ability to do work productively (and I imagine for other people as well), I suggest the current marriage of wayland compositor & the whole WM logic, activities overview UI and all the other behavioral things in one process should be reconsidered for GNOME 3 specifically for the sake of better stability.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
3.24.2 (but basically any version back to when the GNOME Wayland session was introduced)
Sporadical crashes ranging from monthly to more than weekly, varying wildly depending on the exact GNOME version and setup
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use GNOME Wayland session
When GNOME crashes it brings down the entire session with all the windows and I lose progress. Sadly, this happens often enough to be quite a nuisance
Similar to the X11 session, as much as possible is separated from the compositor / display manager part so that there is a possibility of a crash not bringing down the entire session.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1367666 ***