why does wireshark 1.6.4 get a bus error core dump when running capture on bge1? it does not core dump on bge0. I am running solaris 10.
asked 08 May '12, 12:14
edited 08 May '12, 12:15
Chances are the problem isn't with the interface it's with what's being captured (e.g., the type of traffic). Wireshark shouldn't be getting a bus error in this case, so I'd suggest:
1) Upgrade to 1.6.7 to see if the problem persists (actually 1.6.8--which hasn't been released yet--fixes a problem which causes bus errors on SPARC).
2) If it's still a problem, open a bug and attach the capture file which causes the problem to happen. The FAQ tells you where to find the temporary capture file if it crashes during a live capture (it would be good to verify that opening this file causes the bus error). It would also be helpful if you can a) get a core file (you might need to check your "ulimit -c") and b) run pstack on it to get a backtrace.
answered 08 May '12, 13:53