I'm trying to debug in pallet-staking to figure out something about how validators/nominators join NPoS network.



log!(info, "Staking: Try trigger new era: Election Result:{:?}", election_result);

Result when running node:

Staking: Try trigger new era: Election Result:[(, <wasm:stripped>), (, <wasm:stripped>)]

Question: What does<wasm:stripped> mean? This is only wasm binary? Can we convert this wasm to native rust?

2 Answers 2


When a type derives RuntimeDebug instead of Debug, then this string literal is printed ONLY in wasm. You have two options here:

  1. Run native via --execution Native.
  2. Change the derive, and make sure the type derives Debug.
  • SKIP_WASM_BUILD= cargo run -- --chain ... . Does this? I also tested this but it's not working with run native.
    – CocDap
    Commented Sep 8, 2022 at 6:36
  • edited my answer.
    – kianenigma
    Commented Sep 9, 2022 at 8:20
  • The reason for this, for those who are wondering, is because strings bloat the generated WebAssembly blob for the runtime and so it's better to leave them out.
    – rob
    Commented Sep 10, 2022 at 5:08

Today I learned there is a force-debug feature on crate sp-debug-derive, so if you add a dependency to that and enable that feature then you might well be able to see what you want to see.


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