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Chrome DevTools, Memory: what is `feedback_cell` and how to resolve memory leak that traces to it?

Testing memory leaks in Chrome DevTools (after several attach/detach the jQuery plugin) I have found that there are some delta objects but I can’t understand their nature:

What is feedback_cell about which reports DevTools? I do not have such identifier in my code (here BsMultiSelect.js).

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Line number points to method definition: function staticContentGenerator(...) {
I guess the feedback_cell is something from internal js structures, but I can’t find anything about it.

How to deal with such traces?


Got the same question, but this article helped me to understand what is feedback_cell


  • feedback_cell is not a cause of memory leak
  • feedback_cell (also known as feedback vector) is array of metadata information maintained by v8 engine to optimize execution performance.

How do feedback vectors affect memory investigations?

They are a red herring and if you see a feedback_cell in the retainer
list that you are investigating, you can safely assume this specific
retainer list is not the cause of the leak.

You can think of feedback vectors are soft references and hence it is
safe to ignore them as a cause of a memory leak.