[clamav-users] About clamav's requirements for system resources

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at fantomas.sk
Sat Nov 3 16:23:28 UTC 2018

>zhuangxiaohui wrote:
>>I have some servers(Centos6/7). Most of them have 1GB memory, 600M
>>But also servers with low memory. For example 512M memory, 200M available.
>>When I install the "clamav" on server which have 600M available memory and
>>start the "clamd" service,
>>I find that clamd's resident memory is about 500M. But on servers that have
>>only 200M of available memory,
>>the resident memory is about 100M. So I doubt if clamd will work properly on
>>these servers, although both
>>scan and database's updates are normally.
>>Would you please tell me the lowest clamav's requirements for system
>>resources especially the memory?
>>I've searched on your website but got nothing about this :(

On 02.11.18 15:43, Kris Deugau wrote:
>I wouldn't run ClamAV with stock signatures on anything less than 1G, 
>and I wouldn't run much else on that machine.  If you're running a 
>very light workload with a dedicated machine, you might get away with 

I run clamav with 3rd party signatures from Debian package
clamav-unofficial-sigs everywhere.  In this case, clamav eats nearly 1G of

I can't tell you how much of it eats clamav without those signatures, but I
wouldn't run clamav on machines with less than 1GB either.

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