[Snort-users] Snort memory usage

roel at ...47... roel at ...47...
Thu Mar 1 12:11:21 EST 2001


Avleen,

Which plugins are you using? some plugin's keep state. (Spade for example
does keep state, and stores it on disk.)

roel
http://www.silicondefense.com

> 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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