On Wednesday 10 October 2007 08:13:29 pm Quey wrote:
> If you goto www.clamav.net there is a link to it.
> I heard they corrected the problem you mention in current, but clam is
> still way to slow compared to other scanners so I don't use it anymore.
> Q
Are you using clamscan or clamd/clamdscan?  If the former, that's why it's so 
slow - see if you can switch.  Also, what interface to your AV software are 
you using?  Something like qmail-scanner that's a perl script is much slower 
than qscanq or simscan, which doesn't have the overhead of launching perl 
with each invocation.

One other hint - something I do for all my servers (I use simscan not, but 
I've also used it with qscanq in the past) is put the scanning directory onto 
a ramdisk (I use tempfs these days, but a true ramdisk would be even better 
if you can dedicate the memory to it).  It prevents the excess disk I/O 
overhead that slows the process down, and since it's transient data anyway 
that shouldn't get through in case of an error, the fact that the scanning 
space isn't crash-proof is a non-issue...

Joshua Megerman
SJGames MIB #5273 - OGRE AI Testing Division
You can't win; You can't break even; You can't even quit the game.
  - Layman's translation of the Laws of Thermodynamics

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