On UNIX systems, per-process memory limits can restrict Sophos Anti-Virus from functioning correctly. On IBM AIX systems, Sophos Anti-Virus requires more memory than the default 'Maximum Data Segment' size limit. This article describes how to increase this limit on AIX systems.
This article may also apply to other UNIX operating systems. Refer to your operating system documentation for assistance.
Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) SAV for UNIX 7.x SAV for UNIX 9.x
Operating systems AIX / UNIX
We recommend you set the Maximum Data Segment size to at least 250MB.
data = 512000
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