Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Packet Size limited during capture message
From: Bill Meier <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 22:14:32 -0400
Brian Oleksa wrote:

The 70% that I can load has a bunch of helen packets in it and every one of the helen packets has the "Packet size limited during capture" message. Even the very first helen packet.
I do not believe that one packet relies on one another. A packet is just 
a packet.
I will have to use the debugger to dig deeper into this one.


The standard way I approach this type of situation is to first use
editcap -r m-n (where m & n are frame numbers) repeatedly to extract a portion of the capture file and then see if I get a crash with that portion.
In effect, I do a kind of binary search to get the minimum  number of 
frames (hopefully one frame) in the capture file to cause a crash.
(This is easier if the crash occurs with tshark).