Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Q: tshark memory usage
From: Kurt Knochner <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2014 17:42:24 +0200

I have a question regarding the memory usage of tshark, if it is running for a very long time.
Basically, I expected tshark to crash after some time, due to the  
known 'out-of-memory' problem, but a user on ask.wireshark.org claims  
that this does not happen, even after running tshark continuously for  
6 months and I don't really understand why.
Please read my question on ask.wireshark.org regarding this issue.


Any ideas, based on the information in that question? Maybe the user did not provide the full information, but nevertheless I would like to know if my assumption is right or wrong and in either case why.