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Demystifying Unity iOS Crash Logs

March 21, 2014 8 comments

Someone who never ported Unity game to mobile (iOS / Android) can tell that it’s pretty easy. If you think so, you are very wrong. When running i.e. WebPlayer version of your game it allows you throwing exceptions that are not caught and sometimes the game runs without any crash, only in the log file you can read note about it. Mobile version is less forgiving. Unhandled exception will crash your app.

Reading iOS crash logs helps a lot while debugging, but if they are still mystery for you, you can read great article about them here: Demystifying iOS Application Crash Logs. The problem is, that sometimes Unity creates crash on your iOS device that will not tell you much:

...
6 mygame 0x002328f4 ___lldb_unnamed_function7016$$mygame + 268
7 mygame 0x0122597c ___lldb_unnamed_function93440$$mygame + 200
8 mygame 0x01964224 ___lldb_unnamed_function136404$$mygame + 2152
9 mygame 0x01a06274 ___lldb_unnamed_function138276$$mygame + 132
10 mygame 0x015a08cc MonoBehaviour::InvokeMethodOrCoroutineChecked(ScriptingMethod*, MonoObject*, MonoException**) (MonoUtility.h:452)
11 mygame 0x015a0918 MonoBehaviour::InvokeMethodOrCoroutineChecked(ScriptingMethod*, MonoObject*) (MonoBehaviour.cpp:975)
...

It will tell you nothing because of ___lldb_unnamed_function (sometimes there is only memory address if automatic symbolication went totally crazy). Instead of this unnamed function you would like to see name of your method in your C# scripts. The problem is wrong calculation of method address by default Xcode symbolication tool (more details about these calculations you can find here). To ease you life I created a script that will symbolicate crash log for you. All you need is the archive from which you created your binary, name of the application and crash log itself.

Usage is as follows:

symbolicate_crash.sh <archive> <app_name> <crash_log> [<output_file>]

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