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Feature Request Profiler for plugins

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by adamstepinski, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. adamstepinski


    Aug 7, 2015
    Sometimes plugins use a lot of CPU / GPU in Editor when idle

    I tried using profiler but it says little about plugins' scripts, usually all it shows are normal Unity functions

    It would be great if you could filter how much CPU / GPU plugins use in Editor, to somehow connect plugins' scripts to the statistics shown in Profiler
  2. MartinTilo


    Unity Technologies

    Aug 16, 2017
    Hi Adam,

    Plugin developers can use the Profiler plug-in API to surface their performance metrics in the Unity Profiler already. If you have specific plugins in mind, you could reach out to the developers behind these and ask them to use this API. However, support for GPU instrumentation is still pending to be added to the API.

    Since the Unity Profiler is an instrumentation profiler and not a sampling profiler, offering an API to add instrumentation from the plug-in side is so far the only thing we can do here.
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