Wireshark Hints: be aware of your current config!

After upgrading Wireshark to version 2.4.0rc1 today I suddenly realized that PCAP files began to open very slowly. No, not just very slowly, but waaaay too sloooow:

 

12 MB file was opened in 45 seconds! 143 MB file was opened in 5 minutes and Wireshark took more than 2,5 Gigs of RAM.

“Hmmm, what could be the problem”, I thought…
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