PSA: e10s will soon remain active in safe mode

Felipe G felipc at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 19:27:11 UTC 2015


This is one page that will need to be updated, as it is linked from the
"Learn More" infobar that appears when users enable e10s:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Electrolysis

On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 4:25 PM, Eric Shepherd (Sheppy) <
eshepherd at mozilla.com> wrote:

> Definitely makes sense. I'm going to make sure docs team knows, so we can
> document that fact in appropriate places.
>
>
> On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Gavin Sharp <gavin at gavinsharp.com> wrote:
>
>> Makes sense to me!
>>
>> Gavin
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 11:30 AM, Mike Conley <mconley at mozilla.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Hello all,
>> >
>> > When somebody reports a problem with e10s[1] that we've not seen before,
>> > we often ask the user to disable their add-ons to see if the problem
>> > goes away. This is because there are still quite a number of
>> > e10s-incompatible add-ons out there, and they might be reacting in very
>> > strange ways.
>> >
>> > Unfortunately, the easiest way to disable the add-ons (safe mode, via
>> > Help > Restart with Add-ons Disabled) also happens to disable e10s.
>> >
>> > This adds confusion, and the potential for us to miss important e10s
>> > bugs that are not necessarily caused by add-ons. I believe there's been
>> > at least one occasion where safe mode caused us to erroneously assume
>> > that a problem was occurring due to an add-on. Leaving safe-mode and
>> > bisecting those add-ons resulted in us having all add-ons manually
>> > disabled in non-safe-mode, and the bug persisting. That was a lot of
>> > wasted time.
>> >
>> > Anyhow, we're going to keep e10s enabled in safe mode. The bug for this
>> > is https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1172491, but please
>> > raise any concerns with this solution here in this thread.
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> >
>> > -Mike
>> >
>> > [1]: e10s, short for Electrolysis:
>> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Electrolysis
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