Re: [dev] [surf] Application renders unresponsive after first keystrokes

From: Petr Vaněk <>
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2022 18:40:03 +0200


On Sun, Oct 09, 2022 at 06:12:56PM +0200, Chris Weber wrote:
> Surf is my browser for 6 month (/wo any issue ) and last week the above
> issue arose.
> When I navigate to any website (js heavy or html only) and begin to
> interact with the website via keyboard, the website content renders
> unresponsive from 5-20s. After rendering responsive again, it will
> steadily happen again and again.
> I assume it's an updated dependency which I installed unintentionally,
> because I left the surf sources untouched.
> Do you have any tips for troubleshooting the above issue?
> My first attempt was to debug with gdb, but I'm unshure where to put the
> breakpoints.
> I think it should be easier to profile it first and spot the component
> which freezes the rendering.
> Or install different versions of webkit?

I experience the same issue with webkit-gtk 2.36.8 and 2.38.0. I switched
back to 2.36.7, which works fine. I didn't find any related bug report
in upstream (one week ago).

It would be probably nice to git-bisect between 2.36.7 and 2.36.8 to
find the commit causing this issue.

Received on Sun Oct 09 2022 - 18:40:03 CEST

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