Google Chrome browser continuously crashes the tabs

Hello, Since a couple of days Google Chrome browser continuously crashes with the error:

Ho No!
error code 9

Google recommend to reload the page, I did and it crash in a minute or 2, is desperating, Firefox never crash, but Chrome is very unstable even Hangouts is crashing. I never had this problem before. Any Idea?.
Chrome Version 85.0.4183.102 (Build official) (64 bits)
Thanks

There are so many things this could be. I have seen error codes like this in KDE over the Gnome/GTK theme, which Firefox uses. You might try switching the Gnome theme to something else in System Settings.

Also, check your extensions, Netflix is one that can be problematic and has thrown up these sorts of errors in Firefox.

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Thank you Rodney I do not have Netflix, but I deleted some extensions, not all, and same problem. I love Garuda's default theme, I will try to change it, thanks. I do not have problems in Firefox.

Yeah, and it may not even be the theme, that was just the to problematic things that initially came to mind. Next, I would try your profile, empty the cache, maybe backup your firefox profile and create a new one to test it, etc.

Hello Rodney, Firefox works fine the problem is with Chrome, and is the first time I have seen this, I used to have up to 50 tabs open with no problem, please see the screenshot, thanks.

No sorry, that is my bad. Well I gave up Chrome long ago, but what I do know about it is that Chrome typically runs each tab as a separate process, which means it is not a good thing for memory. The more tabs, the more memory situation, which usually ends with crashing.

If things are crashing because of an out of memory situation because of too many tabs opened at once then look to see if there is a chrome extension to help with that.

Firefox has extensions to only load the current tab in use into memory. The background tabs are only loaded when you switch to them. Obviously this slows browsing somewhat, but it conserves memory on systems with limited RAM.

I assume Chrome has extensions for this (similar to the ones available on Firefox). I don't usually use Chrome, so I'm not overly familiar with it YMMV.

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Hello and thanks to all. In my case memory is not the problem it still crashed with 45% free memory @tbg . Today, Chrome did not crash yet, I have it with 31 tabs open. This is Htop report, regards:

Hello @tbg , I still have the crashing tabs Chrome issue:

$ dmesg | grep chrom
[27772.599969] [ 264995]  1001 264995   251469    31450  1630208    26862             0 chrome
[27772.599974] [ 265006]  1001 265006    67395     1448   454656     2820             0 chrome
[27772.599975] [ 265007]  1001 265007    67395     1493   434176     2720             0 chrome
[27772.599980] [ 265035]  1001 265035    67395      421   258048     2700             0 chrome
[27772.599982] [ 272693]  1001 272693   174487    11954  1171456     7216           200 chrome
[27772.599984] [ 272703]  1001 272703    71291      397   278528     3127           200 chrome
[27772.599985] [ 272756]  1001 272756    88025     8111   507904     5781           200 chrome
[27772.599987] [ 272833]  1001 272833  1168470     4529   962560    10625           300 chrome
[27772.599989] [ 274074]  1001 274074   141625     1349   434176     2691           200 chrome
[27772.599990] [ 283463]  1001 283463  1155581     6990   741376     3658           300 chrome
[27772.599994] [ 294761]  1001 294761  1163090     3607   856064     8316           300 chrome
[27772.599995] [ 312473]  1001 312473  1165562     2891   872448     6792           300 chrome
[27772.599997] [ 331077]  1001 331077  1163756     4176   880640     9759           300 chrome
[27772.600000] [ 335841]  1001 335841  1167476     5620   962560     8385           300 chrome
[27772.600001] [ 336424]  1001 336424  1174103     3135   978944    13828           300 chrome
[27772.600003] [ 336792]  1001 336792  1153020     2351   712704     4145           300 chrome
[27772.600004] [ 337053]  1001 337053  1153020     2332   716800     4197           300 chrome
[27772.600006] [ 337102]  1001 337102  1153276     2862   720896     4472           300 chrome
[27772.600008] [ 337208]  1001 337208  1152252     2406   704512     3942           300 chrome
[27772.600010] [ 337281]  1001 337281  1152252     2248   700416     3938           300 chrome
[27772.600015] [ 348138]  1001 348138  1171832    12471  1036288     9418           300 chrome
[27772.600019] [ 427198]  1001 427198  1159783     5374   786432     5476           300 chrome
[27772.600022] [ 458214]  1001 458214  1168077    16317   983040     6749           300 chrome
[27772.600024] [ 462254]  1001 462254  1154242    17611   770048     2543           300 chrome
[27772.600025] [ 463579]  1001 463579  1143665     7300   593920     2283           300 chrome
[27772.600027] oom-kill:constraint=CONSTRAINT_NONE,nodemask=(null),cpuset=/,mems_allowed=0,global_oom,task_memcg=/user.slice/user-1001.slice/[email protected],task=chrome,pid=458214,uid=1001
[27772.600078] Out of memory: Killed process 458214 (chrome) total-vm:4672308kB, anon-rss:29276kB, file-rss:30884kB, shmem-rss:5108kB, UID:1001 pgtables:960kB oom_score_adj:300
[27772.615574] oom_reaper: reaped process 458214 (chrome), now anon-rss:0kB, file-rss:0kB, shmem-rss:5584kB
[27803.982453] [ 264995]  1001 264995   249932    25628  1630208    28285             0 chrome
[27803.982456] [ 265006]  1001 265006    67395     1448   454656     2820             0 chrome
[27803.982457] [ 265007]  1001 265007    67395     1493   434176     2720             0 chrome
[27803.982461] [ 265035]  1001 265035    67395      310   258048     2700             0 chrome
[27803.982462] [ 272693]  1001 272693   173323     9529  1171456     7575           200 chrome
[27803.982463] [ 272703]  1001 272703    71291      397   278528     3127           200 chrome
[27803.982465] [ 272756]  1001 272756    88025     6748   507904     5689           200 chrome
[27803.982466] [ 272833]  1001 272833  1168470     3819   962560    10940           300 chrome
[27803.982467] [ 274074]  1001 274074   141625     1270   434176     2696           200 chrome
[27803.982468] [ 283463]  1001 283463  1155581     5374   741376     3712           300 chrome
[27803.982471] [ 294761]  1001 294761  1163090     3332   856064     8324           300 chrome
[27803.982472] [ 312473]  1001 312473  1165562     2748   872448     6811           300 chrome
[27803.982474] [ 331077]  1001 331077  1163756     3711   880640    10030           300 chrome
[27803.982476] [ 335841]  1001 335841  1167476     5966   962560     8486           300 chrome
[27803.982477] [ 336424]  1001 336424  1174103     2964   978944    13876           300 chrome
[27803.982478] [ 336792]  1001 336792  1153020     2226   712704     4148           300 chrome
[27803.982479] [ 337053]  1001 337053  1153020     2275   716800     4166           300 chrome
[27803.982481] [ 337102]  1001 337102  1153276     2737   720896     4479           300 chrome
[27803.982482] [ 337208]  1001 337208  1152252     2282   704512     3944           300 chrome
[27803.982483] [ 337281]  1001 337281  1152252     2124   700416     3940           300 chrome
[27803.982486] [ 348138]  1001 348138  1171832     9420  1036288     9987           300 chrome
[27803.982489] [ 427198]  1001 427198  1159783     4447   786432     5759           300 chrome
[27803.982491] [ 462254]  1001 462254  1154242    12804   774144     2601           300 chrome
[27803.982492] [ 463579]  1001 463579  1143665     4364   593920     2297           300 chrome
[27803.982494] oom-kill:constraint=CONSTRAINT_NONE,nodemask=(null),cpuset=/,mems_allowed=0,global_oom,task_memcg=/user.slice/user-1001.slice/[email protected],task=chrome,pid=348138,uid=1001
[27803.982537] Out of memory: Killed process 348138 (chrome) total-vm:4687328kB, anon-rss:18476kB, file-rss:18156kB, shmem-rss:1048kB, UID:1001 pgtables:1012kB oom_score_adj:300
[27804.005125] oom_reaper: reaped process 348138 (chrome), now anon-rss:0kB, file-rss:0kB, shmem-rss:1328kB
[27819.964514] [ 264995]  1001 264995   248395    25564  1626112    27743             0 chrome
[27819.964517] [ 265006]  1001 265006    67395     1448   454656     2820             0 chrome
[27819.964520] [ 265007]  1001 265007    67395     1493   434176     2720             0 chrome
[27819.964523] [ 265035]  1001 265035    67395      267   258048     2712             0 chrome
[27819.964525] [ 272693]  1001 272693   174714    11519  1171456     6531           200 chrome
[27819.964526] [ 272703]  1001 272703    71291      397   278528     3127           200 chrome
[27819.964527] [ 272756]  1001 272756    87897     6461   507904     5737           200 chrome
[27819.964528] [ 272833]  1001 272833  1168470     3596   962560    10967           300 chrome
[27819.964529] [ 274074]  1001 274074   141625     1235   434176     2716           200 chrome
[27819.964530] [ 283463]  1001 283463  1155581     4436   741376     3738           300 chrome
[27819.964533] [ 294761]  1001 294761  1163090     3187   856064     8336           300 chrome
[27819.964534] [ 312473]  1001 312473  1165562     2651   872448     6832           300 chrome
[27819.964535] [ 331077]  1001 331077  1163756     3407   880640    10210           300 chrome
[27819.964537] [ 335841]  1001 335841  1167476     6019   962560     8551           300 chrome
[27819.964539] [ 336424]  1001 336424  1174103     2879   978944    13884           300 chrome
[27819.964540] [ 336792]  1001 336792  1153020     2157   712704     4156           300 chrome
[27819.964541] [ 337053]  1001 337053  1153020     2181   716800     4194           300 chrome
[27819.964542] [ 337102]  1001 337102  1153276     2661   720896     4493           300 chrome
[27819.964544] [ 337208]  1001 337208  1152252     2213   704512     3952           300 chrome
[27819.964545] [ 337281]  1001 337281  1152252     2051   700416     3952           300 chrome
[27819.964550] [ 427198]  1001 427198  1160359     7047   786432     5448           300 chrome
[27819.964552] [ 462254]  1001 462254  1156098    15240   798720     3461           300 chrome
[27819.964553] [ 463579]  1001 463579  1143665     2841   593920     3275           300 chrome
[27819.964554] oom-kill:constraint=CONSTRAINT_NONE,nodemask=(null),cpuset=/,mems_allowed=0,global_oom,task_memcg=/user.slice/user-1001.slice/[email protected],task=chrome,pid=462254,uid=1001
[27819.964598] Out of memory: Killed process 462254 (chrome) total-vm:4624392kB, anon-rss:9784kB, file-rss:29332kB, shmem-rss:21844kB, UID:1001 pgtables:780kB oom_score_adj:300
[27819.970280] oom_reaper: reaped process 462254 (chrome), now anon-rss:0kB, file-rss:0kB, shmem-rss:21940kB
[27837.776368] [ 264995]  1001 264995   248459    35089  1617920    26503             0 chrome
[27837.776371] [ 265006]  1001 265006    67395     1448   454656     2820             0 chrome
[27837.776373] [ 265007]  1001 265007    67395     1492   434176     2721             0 chrome
[27837.776376] [ 265035]  1001 265035    67395      493   258048     2695             0 chrome
[27837.776377] [ 272693]  1001 272693   174394    11365  1167360     6452           200 chrome
[27837.776378] [ 272703]  1001 272703    71291      397   278528     3127           200 chrome
[27837.776380] [ 272756]  1001 272756    87897     8741   507904     5622           200 chrome
[27837.776381] [ 272833]  1001 272833  1168470     3577   962560    10975           300 chrome
[27837.776382] [ 274074]  1001 274074   141625     1193   434176     2719           200 chrome
[27837.776383] [ 283463]  1001 283463  1155581     4496   741376     3710           300 chrome
[27837.776385] [ 294761]  1001 294761  1163090     3113   856064     8397           300 chrome
[27837.776386] [ 312473]  1001 312473  1165562     2644   872448     6835           300 chrome
[27837.776387] [ 331077]  1001 331077  1163756     3454   880640    10218           300 chrome
[27837.776389] [ 335841]  1001 335841  1171574    12537   970752     4350           300 chrome
[27837.776391] [ 336424]  1001 336424  1174103     2938   978944    13854           300 chrome
[27837.776392] [ 336792]  1001 336792  1153020     2226   712704     4121           300 chrome
[27837.776393] [ 337053]  1001 337053  1153020     2178   716800     4195           300 chrome
[27837.776394] [ 337102]  1001 337102  1153276     2658   720896     4494           300 chrome
[27837.776395] [ 337208]  1001 337208  1152252     2207   704512     3957           300 chrome
[27837.776396] [ 337281]  1001 337281  1152252     2146   700416     3920           300 chrome
[27837.776412] [ 427198]  1001 427198  1160359     9836   786432     5188           300 chrome
[27837.776414] [ 463579]  1001 463579  1143665     2810   593920     3276           300 chrome
[27837.776415] [ 466765]  1001 466765  1155394    25231   774144     2039           300 chrome
[27837.776417] oom-kill:constraint=CONSTRAINT_NONE,nodemask=(null),cpuset=/,mems_allowed=0,global_oom,task_memcg=/user.slice/user-1001.slice/[email protected],task=chrome,pid=466765,uid=1001
[27837.776473] Out of memory: Killed process 466765 (chrome) total-vm:4621576kB, anon-rss:14880kB, file-rss:65976kB, shmem-rss:20068kB, UID:1001 pgtables:756kB oom_score_adj:300
[27837.779829] oom_reaper: reaped process 466765 (chrome), now anon-rss:0kB, file-rss:0kB, shmem-rss:20400kB
[27838.307935] [ 264995]  1001 264995   247650    36004  1617920    26612             0 chrome
[27838.307939] [ 265006]  1001 265006    67395     1448   454656     2820             0 chrome
[27838.307940] [ 265007]  1001 265007    67395     1492   434176     2721             0 chrome
[27838.307944] [ 265035]  1001 265035    67395      461   258048     2695             0 chrome
[27838.307945] [ 272693]  1001 272693   170117     8515  1159168     6460           200 chrome
[27838.307946] [ 272703]  1001 272703    71291      397   278528     3127           200 chrome
[27838.307947] [ 272756]  1001 272756    87897     8688   507904     5622           200 chrome
[27838.307948] [ 272833]  1001 272833  1168470     3577   962560    10975           300 chrome
[27838.307950] [ 274074]  1001 274074   141625     1193   434176     2719           200 chrome
[27838.307951] [ 283463]  1001 283463  1155581     4483   741376     3722           300 chrome
[27838.307953] [ 294761]  1001 294761  1163090     3113   856064     8397           300 chrome
[27838.307954] [ 312473]  1001 312473  1165562     2636   872448     6843           300 chrome
[27838.307955] [ 331077]  1001 331077  1163756     3454   880640    10218           300 chrome
[27838.307958] [ 335841]  1001 335841  1171574    12537   970752     4350           300 chrome
[27838.307959] [ 336424]  1001 336424  1174103     2930   978944    13862           300 chrome
[27838.307960] [ 336792]  1001 336792  1153020     2223   712704     4124           300 chrome
[27838.307961] [ 337053]  1001 337053  1153020     2177   716800     4196           300 chrome
[27838.307962] [ 337102]  1001 337102  1153276     2652   720896     4500           300 chrome
[27838.307964] [ 337208]  1001 337208  1152252     2207   704512     3957           300 chrome
[27838.307965] [ 337281]  1001 337281  1152252     2144   700416     3922           300 chrome
[27838.307970] [ 427198]  1001 427198  1160359     9798   786432     5188           300 chrome
[27838.307972] [ 463579]  1001 463579  1143665     2810   593920     3276           300 chrome
[27838.307974] oom-kill:constraint=CONSTRAINT_NONE,nodemask=(null),cpuset=/,mems_allowed=0,global_oom,task_memcg=/user.slice/user-1001.slice/[email protected],task=chrome,pid=335841,uid=1001
[27838.308040] Out of memory: Killed process 335841 (chrome) total-vm:4686296kB, anon-rss:24760kB, file-rss:25388kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:1001 pgtables:948kB oom_score_adj:300
[27838.316290] oom_reaper: reaped process 335841 (chrome), now anon-rss:0kB, file-rss:0kB, shmem-rss:52kB

The log shows several "out of memory ..." error similar to this:

 [27803.982537] Out of memory: Killed process 348138 (chrome) total-vm:4687328kB, anon-rss:18476kB, file-rss:18156kB, shmem-rss:1048kB, UID:1001 pgtables:1012kB oom_score_adj:300
    [27804.005125] oom_reaper: reaped process 348138 (chrome), now anon-rss:0kB, file-rss:0kB, shmem-rss:1328kB

As you can see in the screen capture of Htop, the computer still has memory available. Could it be a problem with some Chrome incompatibility with or misuse of zram? I do not know.

Regards

Personally I don't use Chrome, so I'm not sure what your issue is.

A couple things you could try:

Disable or uninstall all chrome extensions to troubleshoot.

Try a different browser version such as a git developmental version or perhaps ungoogled chromium from the AUR.

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I use Chrome, and I use zram for swap (via systemd-swap). No issues here.

By any chance, are you dual-booting Garuda with another distro - if yes, does the other distro use a swap partition (physical partition)?

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Its because the process was killed or your pc could have hanged and become unresponsive

We use nohang
It prevents out of memory situation by killing process.
Which are not in use.

Which is better option?
killing one process

Or system becoming unresponsive and having to restart loosing everything

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Thank you @librewish, I understand.
In order to make some testing, How can I disable zram and go to normal memory management, temporarily?
Hello and thanks @tardy I have only Garuda on SSD and Win 7 on HD only to run, from time to time, the Intel SSD diagnostics Win program.
Regards

sudo pacman -Rdd nohang-git systemd-swap

Reboot

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switch to vivaldi.... import all your bookmarks and enjoy a crash free privacy oriented chromium based browser

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Thanks @librewish.
Hello @anon56724355, I do not like Chrome (I like Pale Moon, and minimalist Midori although it has some limitations), but Chrome has wonderful extensions: I dictate my courses assignments, it reads aloud text webpages, I can OCR text on video tutorials, check css, etc. I am testing One Tab extension, memory use decreased, but I do not like to go back and forth to One Tab. With the old distro and same hardware I was able to have open 50 Tabs in Chrome, 70 Tabs in FF, several programs including KeepNote and a Virtual Machine working, and no crash, I always checked with psensor and I still had 3 to 5% free memory of my 16GBs.

Today I installed HPLip minimal a few megabytes and the disk dropped 2GB less free :scream: and my old good HP scanner is not detected. I do not understand, I had 17GB free, then I installed 5 small programs, but each time it update the system I lost gigabytes, now I only have 5GB free in the SSD I lost 12GB in about 10 days of updates :cold_sweat:, and I cleaned with Stacer.

Now my real critical problem is disk space available in my SSD, because it is consumed fast with the updates, I do not know what to do.
Regards

Check pacman cache.

du -sh /var/cache/pacman/pkg/

I do not use ubuntu stacer, so what you clean with stacer?

Thank you @SGS
1.- Output of the command

du -sh /var/cache/pacman/pkg/

is: 85M /var/cache/pacman/pkg/

2.- Please see the screen capture

All

Regards

You can reduce the number of timeshift backups kept on file. You can also limit your journal sizes. If you are having coredumps from all these crashes your coredump logs could be getting very large. You can also turn off coredump logging to prevent a massive build up in your coredump logs as well.

There's only so many things that can gobble precious space that can be managed.

Timeshift/btrfs snapshots, pacman cache, systemd journal and crash dump logs are the major candidates for reducible space wasters. The Archwiki is your friend when it comes to learning about these topics.

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Well from next release timeshift snapshot wont consume much space

Because we will be using

@ @home @cache and @log

As subvolumes so that the logs and pacman pkg cache wont be included in snapshot

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