Thread dump in the overview part of heapwalker can be extended to display information about local variables, which are temporary GC roots. it should be also possible to navigate from local variable to its corresponding instance in instance view and from the 'Java Frame' GC root in references view to corresponding local variable in thread dump. This should help users to match Java Frame GC roots to corresponding local variable.
Done in profiler-main
user: Tomas Hurka <email@example.com>
date: Wed Mar 03 21:03:01 2010 +0100
summary: issue #181491, local variables added into stack traces in overview tab; allow navigation from/to instances view
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201003050200* on http://bits.netbeans.org/dev/nightly/ (upload may still be in progress)
User: Tomas Hurka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Log: issue #181491, local variables added into stack traces in overview tab; allow navigation from/to instances view
Available in daily build.