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

Tue Apr 13 18:46:14 UTC 2010
Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com>

on 4-13-2010 9:56 AM Sean Carolan spake the following:
> 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.
If you do this quite often, you might be better running the clamd daemon and
then using clamdscan instead... One copy of sigs is loaded, and it stays
fairly constant