[CentOS] ClamAV "clamscan" command using huge amount of RAM

Eero Volotinen eero.volotinen at iki.fi
Tue Apr 13 18:05:37 UTC 2010

> We have a perl cgi script that accepts uploaded files and runs
> clamscan on them.  While observing the system performance I noticed
> that each clamscan process consumes up to 250MB of RAM.  Is this
> normal for ClamAV?  This seems like an enormous amount of RAM, for
> simply scanning one file for viruses.

I think this is normal since virus signature database takes lot of ram.


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