[clamav-users] clamd exit frequently
kdeugau at vianet.ca
Wed Mar 18 10:06:59 EDT 2015
> Hi all, We are running ClamAV-0.97.4 on RHEL 5.4 for a long time, but recently clamd process exit quietly and frequently, about four times one day. Log file has nothing useful information. When I use gdb attach clamd, finally gdb say something like this: Program terminated with signal SIGKILL, killed. The program no longer exists.
> Until now, I have no idea why clamd be killed! Why exit so frequently! Thanks for hints!
I don't think I've ever seen clamd just roll over and die on its own.
Wild guess, based on "Program terminated with signal SIGKILL, killed":
Check /var/log/messages for "OOM" - clamd is a bit of a memory hog and
if you're running it on a low-memory VPS, clamd may be getting killed by
the kernel to free up memory for something else.
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