Bug 21578 - App crashes in Release builds. System.Net.Sockets.Socket.SetSocketOption getting stripped by linker?
Summary: App crashes in Release builds. System.Net.Sockets.Socket.SetSocketOption gett...
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 4.12.4
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: High normal
Target Milestone: 5.1
Assignee: Alex Rønne Petersen
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-07-24 14:43 UTC by Jon Goldberger [MSFT]
Modified: 2015-04-20 10:38 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2014-07-24 14:43:20 UTC
From case:

I have an issue with the Socket class on Android when using release builds with SDK Linking enabled.

With linking disabled, the app runs correctly, when "Sdk Assemblies Only" is enabled, I get an unhandled exception.

This app is not doing anything when it comes to late-binding. I think some of the internals of the "System.Net.Sockets.Socket" class are getting stripped out incorrectly but I can't figure out what.

You can repro this by using the code here:

Set the ZeroconfTest.Xam.Android as the startup project and in Release mode, you'll see that with the Linker set to None, it works and with "Sdk Assemblies Only" it throws.
Comment 2 Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2014-07-24 14:49:10 UTC
I was able to reproduce this issue. as described above. Crash occurs after pressing either of the buttons in the UI. 

Prashant (and I ) tried using a LinkDescription file to resolve the issue. See Gist: https://gist.github.com/prashantvc/28a6c3ca58db3dd058b9

Adding an XML file with the contents of that Gist and setting the Build Action to LinkDescription did not resolve the issue. Even trying to skip the entire assembly with:

>	<assembly fullname="System">
>	</assembly>

did not resolve the issue. 

However entering


in to the Ignore Assemblies field in the Project Options->Build->Android Build page does resolve the crash issue.
Comment 3 Radek Doulik 2014-10-31 07:48:58 UTC
This is now fixed in master by a055f1c498f7c4d5960cd1651c950604e9d9e6cc
Comment 4 Oren Novotny 2015-02-20 19:04:59 UTC
Hi, is this really fixed? Users are complaining this is not fixed yet.

Comment 5 Radek Doulik 2015-02-23 10:42:10 UTC
It should be fixed, but it didn't get to any released version yet.
Comment 6 Udham Singh 2015-04-20 10:38:31 UTC
I have checked this issue with the help of sample app and instructions given in bug, and observed that this issue has been fixed. Screencast : http://www.screencast.com/t/SqkeXzNKv8

Hence I am closing this issue. Thanks!

Environment info : 

Mac OS X 10.9.5
Xamarin Studio 5.9 (build 431)
Mono 4.0.0 ((detached/c8db1b0)
GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)
Xcode 6.2 (6776)
Xamarin.Android (Trial Edition)