Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Finding duplicate (conflicting) value_string entries
From: Ed Beroset <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 14:17:33 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
Jeff Morriss wrote:
>Jakub Zawadzki wrote:
>> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 05:10:09PM +0100, Martin Mathieson wrote:
>>> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 4:49 PM, Jakub Zawadzki <nospam> wrote:
>>>> This patch is OK for me.
>>> I didn't measure, but it didn't noticibly add to the startup time
>> 
>> This O(n^2) loop sucks a little, you can optimized it with some hashing 
>> or bit-setting/checking. 
>> But really please don't care about startup-time. It's not so important.
>
>Well, I'd disagree with startup time not being important... :-)  I 
>sometimes start Wireshark many times a day, sometimes on not-very-fast 
>SPARCs.

Speaking of more limited platforms, I wonder about about a way of reducing both startup time and memory usage by having the dissectors dynamically loaded (as with the current plug-in mechanism) rather than statically linked.  The current model of adding all dissectors to the main code means that Wireshark will keep getting bigger and bigger.  I wonder if it might not be time to ponder if that's the best possible option.

Ed