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Memory Leak when searching in the hierarchy

Project Browser/Hierarchy


When searching in hierarchy multiple times, Unity consumes more and more RAM.

To reproduce:
1.Open users attached project "memory leak"
2.Open "reproscene.unity" scene
3.Open windows task manager
4.In the hierarchy type "cube"

Expected result: memory usage is normal
Actual result: Unity starts using more memory

Reproduced on: 5.6.0p4 5.6.1p1
Not reproduced on: 2017.1.0a2 2017.1.0b5

  1. This is a duplicate of issue #910464

    Memory leak when traversing through prefab instances

Comments (10)

  1. CloudyVR

    Jul 24, 2017 01:35

    When i use thie search on even simple scene, Unity goes absolutely crazy. All resources on PC fully consumed requiring an emergency hot reboot. Very unprofessional to have such broken functionality that it breaks the users PC. A seriously bad by design implementation.

  2. jwilliamsen

    Jun 06, 2017 17:49

    So, if I'm reading this page right, is Unity saying that since it's "Not Reproducible" in Unity 2017 they're not going to fix it in 5.6.1f1?

  3. jwilliamsen

    Jun 06, 2017 17:30

    I, too, am seeing this - and it's pretty bad as it will chew through 20GB of RAM in a matter of less than a minute. I'm also seeing a memory leak if I search my Assets folder - but it's not as bad. I keep having to restart Unity, though, and it's a massive PITA.

  4. rayant77

    Jun 06, 2017 17:18

    Having same issue, still present. 5.6.1f1

  5. FoxByteGames

    Jun 05, 2017 13:29

    Issue is still present for us. in 5.6.1p1.

  6. Tomza

    May 30, 2017 08:10

    The same with Unity 5.6.1. I can't work.


    May 23, 2017 11:37

    I have the same in my project since last update

  8. saishiki

    May 23, 2017 03:01

    I also get a memory leak.

    Unity 5.6.1f1

  9. Gua

    May 20, 2017 14:32

    I have this in Unity 5.6.1. and p1.

  10. Toadwolf

    May 19, 2017 12:48

    We are just trying to switch to 5.6.0p4 and since our project is somewhat bigger it is now impossible to use the hierarchy search. Which makes it impossible to work with this version. A fix would be nice.

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