Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] wireshark and usb
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2006 01:15:38 -0800
Adam Sulmicki wrote:
 	Here are my observations from trying out wireshark on usb devices.
 	Just FWIW.
Both of those are libpcap bugs, so I'm CCing Paolo Abeni, the author of 
the libpcap USB-capture-on-Linux support code, in case he didn't see this.
1) capture -> Interfaces, gives me :

 	        Can't get list of interfaces: can't open raw by socket 97:
 		Rodzina adresw nie obsugiwana przez protok
That's actually an error in the code to enumerate *Bluetooth* 
interfaces.  Does your machine have any Bluetooth interfaces?  That 
error (97) is "Address family not supported by protocol", and is 
returned by a

call - Paolo, would you get that error if, for example, Bluetooth support weren't configured into the kernel, or if you have no Bluetooth devices? If so, libpcap should probably treat EAFNOSUPPORT as an indication that there aren't any Bluetooth devices, rather than an error.
         Once I press OK, windows disappears and I get no list
         However, it works to do :

         Capture -> Options -> enter "USB4" -> Start
That probably means that the libpcap code to enumerate USB interfaces 
isn't finding your interface.  What are the contents of the 
/sys/kernel/debug/usbmon directory on your machine?
         (but it is still accompanied by above error)

2) stop of capture, I get this error :

         	Can't get packet-drop statistics:
 		Can't parse stat line 'nreaders 1 events 7614 text_lost 1918'
 		expected 2 token got 1

 	        Please report this to the Wireshark developers.
 		(This is not a crash; please do not report it as such.)
The libpcap code that gets the statistics is looking for a line of the form

	nreaders {N} text_lost {M}

and can't handle the "events {N}" in there. It might need to do the parsing directly, rather than using sscanf(), in case different versions of the kernel code put different information in there.
3) s/w used in the above report :

distro			: fedora core 6
kernel                  : 2.6.18 vanilia
libpcap                 : cvs for today (3rd dec 2006)
wireshark svn version   : 20033

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