Bug 484742 - ClamAV complains that system limit is lower than maxfile or maxscan
ClamAV complains that system limit is lower than maxfile or maxscan
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: clamav (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Enrico Scholz
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Reported: 2009-02-09 14:00 EST by Derek Atkins
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:52 EST (History)
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Description Derek Atkins 2009-02-09 14:00:44 EST
Description of problem:

I'm seeing a bunch of these in my logs:

 System limit for file size is lower than maxfilesize or maxscansize

I'm using the default clamav configuration in terms of these settings.

I think part of the problem is that there's a ulimit setting in the clamav init script with a hard-coded value of 25MB, whereas the MaxScanSize default is 100M (the MaxFileSize default appears to be 25MB).

It would be nice if the ulimit size were configurable via /etc/sysconfig/clamav-milter

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

clamav-0.94.2-1.fc10 (and all associated RPMs)

How reproducible:

Hard to tell, but I've been getting them in my log files for a while.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. setup clamav
2. run the default configuration
3. wait, watch the logs
Actual results:

 ClamAV-milter started at Sun Feb  8 11:25:40 2009
 System limit for file size is lower than maxfilesize or maxscansize
 Database has changed, loading updated database
 Loaded ClamAV 0.94.2/8966/Sun Feb  8 18:43:40 2009
 ClamAV: Protecting against 513143 viruses
 Database correctly reloaded (513143 viruses)

Expected results:

No complaints about the system limit size

Additional info:

This is discussed here:

And this may be related to bug #442169
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