Friday, April 02, 2010

Fixed: Wireshark crash on 10.6

I've had problems for a while with Wireshark crashes on Mac OS X 10.6 ("Snow Leopard"). I finally tracked it down today.

1. Install XCode

2. Use this dtrace one-liner to watch all the files being opened on the machine:
dtrace -n 'syscall::open*:entry { printf("%s %s",execname,copyinstr(arg0)); }'

3. Found where "CrashReport" ran in the output, and then looked back from there to see what files had been opened. I identified these files, and removed them:

(For you Finder users, these are all hidden files in my home directory.)

One of those must have had something bogus in it, because wireshark started up the next time.

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