GNOME (Wayland) freezes after the recent kernel rollout (5.8.18 -> 5.9.8)

After kernel 5.9 was rolled out a few days ago I started experiencing desktop freezes. Intermittent, sometimes it would hang for just a few minutes, other times much longer, and then become usable again. I didn’t see any obvious error messages reported (journalctl).

I downgraded only the kernel to see if I could isolate the problem (and still get other OS upgrades :blush:) following these instructions, and I am now typing this on the following version, without freezing issues:

● ostree://fedora:fedora/33/x86_64/silverblue
                   Version: 33.20201117.0 (2020-11-17T00:48:12Z)
                BaseCommit: 7b002133773c2630d79d8838bb96e2d7090a80a4903ee5439bd5a62aed1efc07
              GPGSignature: Valid signature by 963A2BEB02009608FE67EA4249FD77499570FF31
       RemovedBasePackages: firefox 82.0.3-1.fc33
      ReplacedBasePackages: kernel-core kernel-modules-extra kernel-devel kernel-modules kernel 5.9.8-200.fc33 -> 5.8.18-300.fc33, kernel-headers 5.9.7-200.fc33 -> 5.8.18-300.fc33
           LayeredPackages: crit elementary-videos emacs fedora-workstation-repositories
                            ifuse libimobiledevice-devel libimobiledevice-utils
                            libplist-python syncthing virt-manager

Has anybody else experienced this? Any tips for further troubleshooting? Could running a debug kernel help provide some log info?


Please file a bug on Bugzilla so that the kernel maintainers can look into this:

How to file a bug :: Fedora Docs Site

The bugs for the kernel are here:

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Thanks for the pointers, bug filed here: GNOME (Wayland) freezes after the recent kernel rollout (5.8.18 → 5.9.8)


The bug was gone when I got a hold of the monitor again and tried out a newer kernel, so I closed the bug report.

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