SavedFrame instance is a singly linked list of stack frames. It represents a
reference to the frames that invoked them. The older tails are shared across
many younger frames.
SavedFrame stacks should generally be captured, allocated, and live within the
compartment that is being observed or debugged. Usually this is a content
JS::CaptureCurrentStack declared in
saveStack, accessible via
Including and Excluding Chrome Frames¶
Consider the following
SavedFrame stack. Arrows represent links from child to
content.js is from a compartment with content principals, and
chrome.js is from a compartment with chrome principals.
function A from content.js | V function B from chrome.js | V function C from content.js
The content compartment will ever have one view of this stack:
A -> C.
However, a chrome compartment has a choice: it can either take the same view
that the content compartment has (
A -> C), or it can view all stack frames,
including the frames from chrome compartments (
A -> B -> C). To view
everything, use an
XrayWrapper. This is the default wrapper. To see the stack
as the content compartment sees it, waive the xray wrapper with
const contentViewOfStack = Components.utils.waiveXrays(someStack);
Accessor Properties of the
The source URL for this stack frame, as a string.
The line number for this stack frame.
The column number for this stack frame.
Either SpiderMonkey’s inferred name for this stack frame’s function, or
If this stack frame is the
asyncParent of other stack frames, then this is
a string representing the type of asynchronous call by which this frame
invoked its children. For example, if this frame’s children are calls to
handlers for a promise this frame created, this frame’s
"Promise". If the asynchronous call was started in a descendant frame
to which the requester of the property does not have access, this will be
the generic string
"Async". If this is not an asynchronous call point,
this will be
If this stack frame was called as a result of an asynchronous operation, for
example if the function referenced by this frame is a promise handler, this
property points to the stack frame responsible for the asynchronous call,
for example where the promise was created. If the frame responsible for the
call is not accessible to the caller, this points to the youngest accessible
ancestor of the real frame, if any. In all other cases, this is
This stack frame’s caller, or
null if this is the oldest frame on the
stack. In this case, there might be an