bdc and clamscan always high on top

Martin Hepworth martinh at
Mon Jun 5 16:48:10 IST 2006


How many of these 40k emails are for valid users????

I presume you're cleaning the Mailwatch DB out on a daily basis to remove
old data???

Martin Hepworth 
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Steve Campbell
> Sent: 05 June 2006 15:50
> To: MailScanner mailing list
> Subject: bdc and clamscan always high on top
> I'm not sure if this is normal, but bdc and clamscan always seems to be on
> the top of top's list now. They usually state something around 20% CPU for
> each of the most active processes for both. My load average is around 5-6,
> and swapping is minimal, although memory usage is almost 100%. I know more
> RAM would help, but ....
> My main concern is using Mailwatch, where it really takes time to load all
> but the "Recent messages" page. I thought this might be MySQL related, but
> this doesn't show as a problem anywhere. The machine does keep up. I get
> around 40K messages per day.
> Would lowering or raising the Max Children benefit this condition, in
> anyone's opinion? I can see advantages in both lowering and raising it
> from
> 5. This is a hyperthreaded machine, showing two CPUs on top.
> Due to the recent discussion about Clam config files, I thought I might
> ask -  is there something to speed up the Clam and Bitdefender stuff other
> than the Clam module? Does it sound like the number of messages being
> scanned is too high per process?
> This is not the latest Clam, but the prior release, and the free
> Bitdefender
> for Linux.
> Steve Campbell
> campbell at
> Charleston Newspapers
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