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Value is <unknown type> in MemoryProfiler

Discussion in 'Profiler Previews' started by briank, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. briank

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    I'm trying to track down why certain objects are lingering in memory. As I walk up the references, I eventually land at this:

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    What does this 'unknown' object indicate?
     
  2. samfisher-ace

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    While I can't say for sure in your case, I have seen this for references from static fields. The profiler logs the connection between the object and the class (which has a ref to the object) but there is no view that displays the class with static fields currently. There is only all objects, and all managed types (Table > Raw Data > Managed Types), but the managed types table is not expandable per class.
     
  3. MartinTilo

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  4. briank

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    @MartinTilo , I still see this with IL2CPP actually. I'm not sure if these are static fields; it's possible, but I haven't tracked it down yet.
     
  5. alexrvn

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    @briank Thank you for pointing this out, we are planning to do a sweep over this behavior and unify. Unknown could also mean a datatype that is not accounted for in the package logic.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019