[sanesecurity] Re: Long DB refresh times

  • From: TR Shaw <tshaw@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: sanesecurity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 14:04:01 -0400

Just a note there have been tens of thousands of cracked sites delivering 
malware recently which has propably put the signature numbers over the tipping 
point (However I do think that the Clam team should come up with a more 
graceful way to load/reload signatures. Maybe a reload by file name?)


On Apr 24, 2012, at 1:46 PM, Henrik K wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 06:11:05PM +0100, Steve Basford wrote:
>>> Has anyone else seen these kinds of delays? Is there any way to get
>>> these databases to load faster or to allow ClamAV to continue scanning
>>> when the database is being reloaded?
>> Sorry for the briefness here, as I'm currently sorting out my home
>> internet access...
>> For those having issues:
>> a) what databases are loaded
>> b) what OS are you running
>> It could be, as someone else suggested a tipping point in memory, but
>> we need to get a handle on db's used etc.
>> Perhaps we can then get a set of test data and create a bugzilla clamav
>> entry....
> I had to remove bofhland signatures since they made my Solaris box fall over
> the cliff.. didn't do any extensive testing if there's something wrong with
> them or it's just some larger limit. I use most of the signatures available.

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