[sanesecurity] Re: Long DB refresh times

  • From: micah anderson <micah@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: David Mayo <D.J.Mayo@xxxxxxxxxx>, sanesecurity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:13:39 -0400

On Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:26:13 +0100, David Mayo <D.J.Mayo@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> We are using most of the SaneSecurity databases with ClamAV which brings 
> our total number of tracked signatures to 2,920,378. We are now seeing 
> very long delays when ClamAV reloads its database on our mail relays. It 
> is taking upto 2.5 minutes, during which time ClamAV does not process 
> anything. This is causing frustration for users who send emails just 
> after ClamAV starts reloading its databases as we virus check messages 
> before accepting them. Some clients time out and others sit there until 
> ClamAV responds. We upgraded to ClamAV 0.97.4 about 3 weeks ago but 
> haven't noticed problems until the last two weeks.
> 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?

I was noticing this as well, and it seemed like it was something that
has only recently started to happen. I suspected a bug or something, but
perhaps we reached some tipping point.


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