Mailscanner message delays / load issue

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at
Tue Jun 26 19:54:03 IST 2007

On Tue, 26 Jun 2007, Alistair Carmichael wrote:

> We receive approximately 30,000 messages each day which are handled by a
> cluster of 2 servers via DNS round robin, the load on both machines is
> steadily at about 5,5,5 with clamscan processes constantly being at the
> top of the process list in terms of cpu usage. We are also seeing log
> entries similar to this constantly appearing in the maillog.
> MailScanner[31171]: Commercial scanner clamav timed out!

clamscan is notorious for this. You will find loads of threads on ClamAV 
in the archives of this mailinglist. In fact clamscan is the worst way to 
call upon ClamAV.


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