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Re: [Wireshark-dev] GUIManger in menus.c

From: Jeff Morriss <jeff.morriss.ws_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Oct 01 2010 - 14:43:42 GMT
To: Developer support list for Wireshark <wireshark-dev@wireshark.org>

Anders Broman wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wireshark-dev-bounces@wireshark.org [mailto:wireshark-dev-bounces@wireshark.org] On Behalf Of Guy Harris
> Sent: den 1 oktober 2010 02:30
> To: Developer support list for Wireshark
> Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] GUIManger in menus.c
> On Sep 30, 2010, at 3:29 PM, Jeff Morriss wrote:
>>> Anders Broman wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> When using GUIManager for the main menu bar, it blows up loading a file.
>>>> Could some one take a look
>>>> and help me figure out what's wrong? The recent file stuff is also
>>>> broken - probably related.
>>> It's bailing out here:
>>> ERROR:column-utils.c:1175:col_set_cls_time: code should not be reached
>>> That means timestamp_set_type() has not been called.
>>> When we're not using GUIManager, that function is called (during
>>> startup) in timestamp_format_cb().
>>> That function is not called during startup when using GUIManager...
>>> Hmmm, actually it's not being called at all.
>> It's called in:
>> change_configuration_profile() (after reading the "recent" file, it's set to the value from that file)
>> main(), if "-t" is specified;
>> reftime_answered_cb() (if you answer "yes" to "Do you want to switch to "Seconds Since Beginning of Capture" now?")
>> timestamp_format_cb() (when you explicitly set it through the GUI)
>> change_configuration_profile() is called only in profile_select() and select_profile_cb(), when you choose a
>> profile.
>> The reason why it doesn't start out as TS_RELATIVE in Wireshark is, to quote the comment:
>> so that "recent" in gtk/menu.c can detect this and distinguish it from a command line value
>> That refers to menu_recent_read_finished(), which sets recent.gui_time_format to the current time stamp value if >it's not TS_NOT_SET, i.e., if it was set on the command line, that setting overrides whatever is in the recent
>> file.
>> Is there some reason not to read the recent file *before* parsing the command-line arguments, so that we can
>> just have the time stamp format initialized to TS_RELATIVE, override it from the recent file, and then possibly >override *that* from the command line?
> I have checked in some changes to menus.c, - earlier read of prefs is still a good idea -
> It still crashes, but I don't get a decent indication of where - help?

Try 34310. It looks like you fixed the timestamp issue--can load a
capture file now. :-)

(You should get a Linux VM or something--gdb and backtraces are your
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