clamav MaxThreads?

Rick Cooper rcooper at
Mon Nov 30 18:05:36 GMT 2009

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Cusack Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 11:10 PM To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: clamav MaxThreads?

> Should the clamav (clamd.conf) MaxThreads number match the number
> of children that MailScanner is configured to run?
> Sorry if this is documented somewhere.

Max threads should be set to a value => the maximum parallel scans you
expect to see, if MailScanner is the only process scanning then matching the
number of MS children or maybe one more. Bear in mind the real memory used
per clamd child process is actually small as the virus data is shared among
them so the default should be fine unless you are running more MS children
than 10


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