IDA 7.2 glitch?


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I'm switching between 6.8 and 7.2 and in the last few months it dawned on me that IDA 7.2 has a problem displaying the area addressed to by some types of pointers.
I find it strange that I don't remember this since the time I installed 7.2 and I wonder if it's because of some conflicting plugin.

hover the cursor over:
rax -- it shows the data it points to (assuming rax is a pointer)
[rax] -- always shows 0

In general, it works when hovering over any kind of plain pointers but the moment they are wrapped in square brackets, it always shows zeroes.

v6.8 behaves properly.

Known problem or a conflict?

Thanks in advance.

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Rip Cord

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I'm still using 6.something. Most of my little projects are not strictly reversing.