[Openvas-discuss] RAM usage limitation

Paula Gonzalez Muñoz p.gonmu at gmail.com
Mon Dec 9 15:57:53 CET 2013

I have found that the synchronization does not cause any problem... and
scanning target by target is not really a solution for us since we have to
perform scans out of office hours on over 30 servers (and increasing).


2013/12/9 Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net>

> Am 09.12.2013 15:02, schrieb Paula Gonzalez Muñoz:
> > when running openvas we have noticed that it sometimes maxes the RAM and
> the SWAP which causes our server to
> > freeze. Is there any way that we can limit the RAM usage for it? We
> don't mind that the scans take longer, but we
> > want to increase resilience on the system, avoiding a server freeze that
> would require a hard reset.
> then limit the scans to only *one* machine and NVT at the same time
> below 3 GB there is likely no way to have OpenVAS running because
> the nvt/scap/cve-sync will lead in OOM
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