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

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

> 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.