[Snort-devel] v2 mem usage chages?

Rich Adamson radamson at ...442...
Tue Mar 18 08:21:13 EST 2003


> > Has there been any changes in snort v2 that would dramatically
> > increase memory requirements?
> >
> > I'm working with the Win32 port (with Chris) and see:
> >
> > v1.9.1 consumes 12 meg RAM (per Task Manager)
> > v2 consumes 61 meg RAM
> 
> Yep.  That's normal.
> 
> Sounds like you have spp_conversation, spp_portscan, stream4 and frag2
> running.  Remove those and you'll be down to the 1.9.1 amounts of usage.
> 
> For almost all of those, there are memcaps that you can set.  Check out
> the info in snort.conf for info on how to set that.

Interesting... I turned those options off; now it consumes 65 meg
after a restart! Seems rather odd.







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