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Re: [Wireshark-dev] Seg Fault - Creating new wiretap type

From: Stephen Fisher <steve_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Oct 22 2010 - 17:34:47 GMT
To: Developer support list for Wireshark <wireshark-dev@wireshark.org>

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 02:42:34PM -0700, Alex Lindberg wrote:

> That was my thought, however I used a debugger and printf statements
> to watch the file handle passed to the wiretap routines. The file was
> the same in all cases. This has me stumped. It seems that my string
> buffer is not allowed during the file_gets routing. Perhaps making
> the buffer a const for the procedure, but that is not necessary in
> other modules.

It is strange. file_gets() is typically #define as gzgets() when
compiled with zlib. The return of gzgets() is the same as fgets()
(which is used when zlib isn't present) - a char *. I noticed that
you're using an unsigned char (guchar), but a test program I made
outside of Wireshark works fine with that too. Want to send a patch of
your changes so we can try it also?

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