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Re: [Clamav-users] clamd very slow at startup / reading virus base

From: Török Edwin <edwintorok_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Jun 30 2008 - 08:34:37 GMT
To: ClamAV users ML <>

David Berlioz wrote:
> hi,
> I ve installed the debian package etch clamav (0.90...) and after some
> googleling to add vscan-samba, I've updated the package from
> debian/volatile project to version 0.93.
> vscan-samba works fine with the test-signature :)
> But... at startup (and at virus base refresh) clamd takes about 20
> minutes at nearly 100% CPU to read the virus base.
> During this time clamd is not reachable (no socket).
> Ok the server is a chip 2 core celeron (my project is a low cost
> secure file server).
> So I had to schedule viral base update at only 1 time a day...
> 20 minutes : does it sound correct ?

It sounds correct for 0.90. Please check that you updated all of your packages to 0.93, and you restarted clamd. 0.93 should have load time with order of magnitude seconds, not minutes.

Best regards,

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