Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Wireshark Memory alloc question
From: rmkml <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 01:46:43 +0200 (CEST)
Hi,
On README.malloc file, wireshark have two functions:
-Ephemeral allocations: This functions allocate memory that will be automatically freed once the current packet dissection completes.
-Seasonal allocations: This functions allocate memory that will stay around a lot longer but will be automatically freed once the current capture is closed and Wireshark opens a new capture.

Very good, this two functions work very well on open/close pcap file,
but when wireshark/tshark run on live trafic (pcap_open_live), *shark more alloc without freeing.

Maybe it is possible add new function or modify *shark code for malloc freeing on live analysis ?

Regards
Rmkml
Crusoe-Researches.com

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