Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 5670] tshark leaks 100% memory
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 06:26:11 -0800 (PST)

Jeff Morriss <[email protected]> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Jeff Morriss <[email protected]> 2011-02-09 06:26:10 PST ---
*Using* memory is not the same as *leaking* memory.

Wireshark/tshark are not designed for long term captures, they are designed for
in-depth analysis.  You might want to look at using dumpcap to capture traffic
if you're going to be doing long captures (where memory usage can be a

Also, see: http://wiki.wireshark.org/KnownBugs/OutOfMemory

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