Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] New packet list - out of memory?
From: Gerald Combs <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 15:26:19 -0700
Anders Broman wrote:

> Well as I see it EP memory is not a problem we only use one chunk (10M)
> During the life time of a packet so memory efficency isn't a big issue.
> 
> But when dealing with large files waisting +30% of the memory is not an
> option I think.
> A way to still test se_alloc() could be to let the buildbot doing fuzz
> test use canaries forinstance.
> 
> I don't see that a new allocator would solve the problem, when to use
> it?

We could add a preference item which lets the user disable SE canaries.
Maybe a slider with "fast" on one end and "safe" on the other, just to
let them know what they're getting into. :)