Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Slow loading of WS 0.99.4 - any ideas?
From: Gerald Combs <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 13:51:09 -0800
Stuart MacDonald wrote:
> This is posted via gname, since you can't reply via the archive and I don't
> have the actual email any more. Sorry.
> "Ulf Lamping" <[email protected]> wrote in message 
> news:[email protected]...
>> Some people reported much slower initial loading of WS 0.99.4 on Windows 
>> compared to previous versions.
>> It seems that it stays in the "Init Dissectors" text on the splash screen for 
>> about 13 seconds!
> [snip]
>> As I cannot confirm this on my developer machine, anyone else seeing this or 
>> have a clue what's the cause?
> Yep. Upgraded from 0.99.3 -> 0.99.4 just now, and the delay shoots up to about 
> 11 seconds.

It might be helpful if someone who's having the problem could download
Process Monitor from
and look for operations that take an unusually long time during
Wireshark's startup.