[Snort-users] Snort memory usage

Avleen Vig avleen at ...396...
Thu Mar 1 12:02:54 EST 2001


I've noticed over many months that my Snort install's memory uage has been increasing
significantly.

SIZE   RES   STATE    TIME  WCPU   CPU   PROCESS
8636K  7616K bpf      0:03  0.00%  0.00% snort


That's now.
When I first installed snort it only used a few mb (around 2mb).
Restarting it doesn't help. Stripping the binary doesn't help. The rules file has not
changed.

I'm wondering if Snort keeps and other database / cache that it accesses, which might be
taking up memory?





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