Bug 46177 - getprop Zombie Process when compiled with arm64-v8a option
Summary: getprop Zombie Process when compiled with arm64-v8a option
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: MSBuild ()
Version: 7.0 (C8)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: dean.ellis
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-31 03:18 UTC by Albert
Modified: 2017-10-13 18:18 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Albert 2016-10-31 03:18:28 UTC

When I compile with arm64-v8a and deploy to a Hardware capable of running 64bit instruction set, I get the following problems where there will be tens of getprop zombie process.  It will go away if the application is killed.  However, I do not have any issue with the other "Android Options".

1) Create an empty Android project
2) Go to Project -> properties -> Android Options -> Advanced then tick only arm64-v8a
3) Compile and deploy (does not matter if it is Debug or Release).
4) Go to Tools -> Android -> Andriod adb command prompt
5) c:> adb shell
6) ps | grep getprop

HW: Xiaomi Redmi 3S
OS: Andriod MarshMallow 6.0.1

Visual Studio 2015 V14.0.25421.03 Update 3
Android API 23
Comment 1 Jon Douglas [MSFT] 2017-07-07 21:37:51 UTC
I attempted to reproduce this by deploying to a Google Pixel which is arm64-v8a:

Unfortunately, I do not see any zombie processes with this device running a sample app with the arm64-v8a architecture only. Running the "ps" (process list) command and grepping for "getprop" yields 0 results.

Can you potentially provide a video, screenshot, or text snippet of the processes that you are seeing?

Thus I am marking this issue as NEEDINFO for the time being.
Comment 2 Jon Douglas [MSFT] 2017-10-13 18:18:21 UTC
Because we have not received a reply to our request for more information we are closing this issue. If you are still encountering this issue, please reopen the ticket with the requested information. Thanks!