Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Capture -> Options forces reprocessing of all packets
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 13:48:04 -0700
On Mar 22, 2010, at 1:40 PM, Maynard, Chris wrote:

> If I load a capture file then bring up the “Capture -> Options” dialog, it forces all packets to be re-processed.  I was just wondering why that happens.  Is that expected behavior or should I file a bug report for it?  It seems like a bug to me as I can’t figure out why it would need to reprocess all the packets in that case.  It’s particularly annoying if you’ve got a large capture file opened and only wanted to check the capture options used, not actually start a new capture.

My guess is that

	1) bringing up the dialog box changes a capture preference

and

	2) *any* change to *any* preference, even if it's not a protocol preference, causes packets to be reprocessed

but I could be wrong.

In any case, that seems pretty bogus, so file a bug.