Subject: Re: effect of tcpdump on mbufs
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/13/2000 06:12:03
At 01:20 AM 1/13/00 , Darren Reed wrote:
>If I run tcpdump on an interface and then stop it and leave it there for
>an hour or two, will this have an adverse effect on mbufs ?

It shouldn't.  bpf will stop collecting data after soon as
a users buffers reach a limit.
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