Wireshark Optimizations

The following patches try to optimize Wireshark a little.

But how fast can Wireshark run?

A small test:

A faster Wireshark is easy: don't filter packets, don't display and don't decode them.

What's in the patches?

I assume that Wireshark dissectors output is idempotent so:

Speed improvements

On my computer with no names resolution enable for: wiki SMB netbench sample

Notes

Broken functionalities:

Patches

Recent version but only for uncompressed files and may work only on Linux: patch.29854.diff.gz


Older version:
Patch against svn (version in file name): patch.29079.diff.gz

Modified SAT solver cf. http://wiki.wireshark.org/Development/FastFiltering sat.29079.diff.gz

Development/Optimization (last edited 2009-09-11 07:11:02 by didier)