clamscan goes overboard

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by hiephoi, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. hiephoi

    hiephoi New Member

    hi there,

    I'm an ispconfig user and something alarming happened to my server today. Wondering whether anyone recognises this and/or knows what to do about it.

    A customer sent out something they refer to as a "broadcast" which is a single emailmessage bcc'ed to ±50 recipients. At a certain moment (which lasted over an hour) the processlist was filled with about 60 clamscan processes taking up all cpu-power and causing a load >70 (!)

    Doesn anyone know how to stop ispconfig/clamscan/procmail from starting that many processes ?


  2. hiephoi

    hiephoi New Member

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