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I downloaded wireshark 1.6.7 for windows (32 bits). I am running it in a Windows 2008(32 bits) virtual machine (The hypervisor is Hyper-V)

After a period of running wireshark making a capture, it crashes with the following error:

Faulting application wireshark.exe, version, time stamp 0x4f7f4286, faulting module libglib-2.0-0.dll, version, time stamp 0x4e253544, exception code 0x40000015, fault offset 0x0004c2d8, process id 0xb74, application start time 0x01cd26dd6a840d67.

The version is Version 1.6.7 (SVN Rev 41973 from /trunk-1.6)

Any ideas / suggestions


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asked 30 Apr '12, 09:54

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Depending upon the length of "a period of running" and the amount of data collected, one possibility:


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answered 30 Apr '12, 10:39

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I can create a very similar error message if I run a 32 Bit version of Wireshark on Windows 7 64 Bit and open a file larger 2 GByte (a lot HTTP, which obviously consumes quite some memory).

As already mentioned, it looks like an OutOfMemory problem. Try to use ring buffers.


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answered 30 Apr '12, 13:45

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