The RAM bundle format is a new approach to packaging React Native apps that optimizes your app's startup time. With RAM bundles, it is possible to load to memory only those modules that are needed for specific functionality, and only when needed.
All the existing RAM bundle formats are explained in detail in the Metro Bundler documentation.
If you are using Hermes, you should not have the RAM bundles feature enabled. In Hermes, when loading the bytecode,
mmap ensures that the entire file is not loaded. Using Hermes with RAM bundles might lead to issues, because those mechanisms are not compatible with each other.
To enable RAM bundles for your app, please consult with the official React Native documentation.
If you use the official
react-native-sentry integration of version
0.43.1 or newer, no additional actions are required.
sentry-cli, which is used internally by the integration, will detect the bundle type automatically, and then upload the extracted modules to Sentry.
Starting from version
sentry-cli provides two additional parameters to the
upload-sourcemaps command to simplify bundle uploads:
--bundle-sourcemap. Using those parameters, you can pass the path to the application bundle, along with its source map, and the bundle will be automatically extracted before the upload, if necessary:
node_modules/@sentry/cli/bin/sentry-cli releases \ files <release> \ upload-sourcemaps \ --dist <dist> \ --strip-prefix $projectRoot/fullFolder \ --bundle index.android.bundle \ --bundle-sourcemap index.android.bundle.map
All bundle types (plain, Indexed RAM bundles, and File RAM bundles) are supported.
The initial Sentry support for RAM bundles, added in
sentry-cli 1.43.0 and
react-native-sentry 0.43.1, is known to have an upload performance issue when handling RAM bundles with a large number of modules. This will be fixed in future client versions.
By default, when running as part of Xcode build step (customarily called "Bundle React Native Code And Images"),
sentry-cli uploads source maps to Sentry in the background. To make it run in the foreground and track its progress, you can add
--force-foreground parameter to the
sentry-cli command in your Xcode project configuration file
project.pbxproj, so the command looks similar to:
./node_modules/@sentry/cli/bin/sentry-cli react-native xcode --force-foreground ../node_modules/react-native/scripts/react-native-xcode.sh