Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Elapsed Time for Wireshark startup
From: Anders Broman <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:15:58 +0000


I did a check to see where the time is spent when starting up Wireshark and here’s the findings:

( Win 7 and GTK )


Enter main:                               Elapsed time 0us

load_wpcap:                               Elapsed time 0us

Get version strings:                      Elapsed time 10000us

gtk_init:                                 Elapsed time 20000us

gtk_init done:                            Elapsed time 50000us

capture_opts_init:                        Elapsed time 50000us

splash_new: Loading Wireshark...          Elapsed time 50000us

init_open_routines:                       Elapsed time 140000us

Plugins:                                  Elapsed time 140000us

splash_update Initializing dissectors:    Elapsed time 180000us

Call epan_init:                           Elapsed time 190000us

splash_update Register all tap listeners: Elapsed time 411000us

register_all_plugin_tap_listeners:        Elapsed time 422000us

extcap_register_preferences:              Elapsed time 422000us

register_all_tap_listeners:               Elapsed time 2526000us

hostlist_table_set_gui_info:              Elapsed time 2526000us

splash_update Register all preferences:   Elapsed time 2526000us

Load configuration files:                 Elapsed time 2656000us

fill_in_local_interfaces:                 Elapsed time 2656000us

Wireshark is up and ready to go:          Elapsed time 5952000us


extcap_register_preferences and fill_in_local_interfaces stands out as the most time consuming activities.