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Problem: GC Rooted in thread

LycaonLycaon Posts: 5
First off, thanks to Red Gate for this app. It's just saved me so much headache I can't even begin to explain.

I've got a game server that's got a worker thread that processes incoming data, and after a client logs out, everything is cleaned up in .Dispose, but the profiler indicates that I still have the Client object GC rooted in the thread. A quick overview of the app:
Sub IncomingQueueThread()

        Dim p As PendingPacket = m_Incoming.Dequeue ' This is a blocking queue which inherits the .NET Queue class
        ' p is processed here
    Loop Until m_Exit

End Sub

Class Client

End Class

Structure PendingPacket
    Public Client As Client, Packet As Packet
End Structure

I understand this isn't exactly a subject specific to the profiler, but I was hoping perhaps someone felt helpful enough to explain why it's tied up in the worker thread.

Thanks in advance.


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