Diffusion KWin 19147f5f85bd

[platformx/x11] Add a freeze protection against OpenGL

Authored by antlarr on Oct 24 2016, 3:14 PM.


[platformx/x11] Add a freeze protection against OpenGL

With nouveau driver it can happen that KWin gets frozen when first trying
to render with OpenGL. This results in a freeze of the complete desktop
as the compositor is non functional.

Our OpenGL breakage detection is only able to detect crashes, but not
freezes. This change improves it by also added a freeze protection.

In the PreInit stage a thread is started with a QTimer of 15 sec. If the
timer fires, qFatal is triggered to terminate KWin. This can only happen
if the creation of the OpenGL compositor takes longer than said 15 sec.

In the PostInit stage the timer gets deleted and the thread stopeed

Thus if a freeze is detected the OpenGL unsafe protection is written into
the config. KWin aborts and gets restarted by DrKonqui. The new KWin
instance will no longer try to activate the freezing OpenGL as the
protection is set.

If KWin doesn't freeze the protection is removed from the config as
we are used to.

Check for freezes for the first n frames, not just the first

This patch changes the freeze detection code to detect freezes in the
first 30 frames (by default, users can change that with the
KWIN_MAX_FRAMES_TESTED environment variable). This detects
successfully the freezes associated to nouveau drivers
in https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1005323

Reviewers: davidedmundson, Plasma, KWin, graesslin

Reviewed By: Plasma, KWin, graesslin

Subscribers: luebking, graesslin, kwin, plasma-devel, davidedmundson

Tags: Plasma

Differential Revision: https://phabricator.kde.org/D3132