Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 12501] GLib-ERROR**:gmem.c:110:failed to allocate 8388608
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2016 20:04:28 +0000

Comment # 3 on bug 12501 from
That message means Wireshark is running out of memory.  It's trying to allocate
8 Gbytes of memory for something.  That's a fair amount but not so much that
it's obviously a bug.

Does this happen with larger capture files?  If not then could you attach one
of those files to the bug?  (We could, if necessary, mark it private so only
Wireshark's core developers have access.)

It appears you have lots of RAM available but you're running the 32-bit version
of Wireshark.  Any reason you're not running the 64-bit version?  The 64-bit
version will let Wireshark use more memory which will be very beneficial if
you're looking at bigger capture files.

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