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Wireshark takes all RAM


That's my biggest complain. Sometimes I fire it up to capture sip||rtp and forget about it. When I come back next day my PC feels crippled. Sometimes I don't notice that problem right away and keep working half a day on barely breathing pc.

Isn't there some kind of backup file for ongoing capture to dump excessively huge captures? Why is that wireshark.exe ends up eating 4-5GB of ram over a couple of days??

One suggestion is to save as much data to a file when wireshark is minimized (e.g. when it cannot be used by scrolling in realtime capture list etc). So that in this mode the beast doesn't kill my pc.

asked 29 Sep '13, 17:29

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answered 29 Sep '13, 17:36

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edited 29 Sep '13, 17:37