[Mimedefang] clamd statility issues?

Kelsey Cummings kgc at corp.sonic.net
Wed Mar 7 19:23:08 EST 2007


On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 06:33:07PM -0300, Fernando Gleiser wrote:
> orry for the slightly OT
> 
> I'm having some serious stability issues runing MD + clamd + SA on
> FreeBSD boxes.
> 
> Every couple of days, clamd dies for no aparent reason and MD starts 
> tempfailing the messages with "problem running virus-scanner"

Change the config to run clamd in the foreground start it inside a shell
service loop akin to:

#!/bin/bash
while [ 1 ]
 do
   /path/to/clamd
   sleep 5
 done

We've run clamd like this ever since we've started using it ages ago.  In
addition, we also have a perl watchdog that connects to it and pings it, if
it fails to respond to N heath checks, it kills it, so the service loop can
restart it.

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