Clamav-90_2 Lockup with freebsd 6.2

Marko Lerota mlerota at
Wed Feb 28 15:58:59 UTC 2007

Martin Blapp <mb at> writes:

> Even with libthr the CPU usage is still far too high ...
> I'm currently looking at the code.

Take a look at this post. I also have CPU usage problems and simscan 

> Re: [toaster] clamav 0.90 patches up

> Tom Collins
> Fri, 16 Feb 2007 11:33:52 -0800

> On Feb 15, 2007, at 2:12 PM, Rick Macdougall wrote:

>>  One thing to keep in mind, if you are not using the :attach in simcontrol, 
>> do NOT enable rip mime in simscan as that will cause clamdscan to basically 
>> scan the message and the attachment twice.

>>  Clamav does a very good job of scanning encoded content and attachments 
>> all by itself. No need to duplicate effort. 

> I recently took a look at ripmime to see if it had a setting that would simply 
> dump the attachment filenames without actually creating the attachments. It, 
> unfortunately, does not. I haven't looked at the source to see if it would be 
> possible to build a modified version to accomplish my goals or not.

> I guess I could modify my simscan to run ripmime, look at the attachment 
> filenames, and then delete them all before calling clamav. OR, I could 
> simply pass the message file to clamav instead of having it scan the 
> entire directory.

> In the case of large attachments, it's a big waste of CPU cycles to scan 
> the entire message twice. I might just skip attachment blocking at this point, 
> and hope that clamav will catch all of the scr and pif crap.

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