[Mono-list] Unknown heap type?

Paolo Molaro lupus@ximian.com
Mon, 19 Aug 2002 20:15:37 +0200

On 08/19/02 J. Perkins wrote:
> I have a relatively small app that I use to generate my project
> build scripts (for GNU tools, Viz Studio, etc.) I had been
> compiling it with csc, and then running it under Mono on Linux.
> I recently made some changes, and now Mono is giving me:
> 	** Message: Unknown heap type: #-
> ...followed by a null reference. I have not been able to create
> a smaller test case than the full app that will cause this fault.
> Is there anything that I can do to help isolate this problem, so
> that I can log a useful bug report? Alternatively, I could post
> the sources and a binary on my website, if that would help.

I think #- may be one of the streams the ms compilers insert
in the binary in some cases (maybe it's the uncompressed metadata 
tables stream?).
The format of such a table is not in the standard, so we'll likely have
to just skip it.
An url for the binary would help, though it would be better if you
posted the command line switches to create a binary with such a stream.
Is it the /incremental switch?
If anybody knows the format of the #- stream heap or can point at
some documentation, that would be welcome as well (hi MS people!:-).


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