I have the 64 bit version of Wireshark installed Version 1.4.5 (SVN Rev 36650 from /trunk-1.4) on Win7 Ultimate with 4GB of RAM. I am trying to load a 1.3GB PCAP file. When Wireshark gets to 2GB of memory allocated even though there is 1GB free it crashes.
I was under the impression that the x64 version of Wireshark did not have any limitations on memory. Any ideas?
asked 18 Apr '11, 18:32
Given that the file is only 1.3GB, presumably you mean "2GB address space size limit" rather than "2GB file size limit". (There's a 2GB file size limit in 1.4.5 because, in all Ethereal/Wireshark releases prior to 1.5, and in the 1.5 (trunk) until recently, the calls used to seek into the capture file used a 32-bit file offset, even on most 64-bit platforms, including Windows.)
I'd report that as a bug at the Wireshark Bugzilla. Please give as much information as you can, including any error information from Windows.
answered 18 Apr '11, 18:37
Guy Harris ♦♦