Hi Ryan, 

You're right. I'll move to the CRS list.

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 7:32 PM, Ryan Barnett <RBarnett@trustwave.com> wrote:
It is more than limely a rules issue  What rules are you using?  If it is the OWASP CRS, I would suggest that send a note to the CRS mail-list o discuss -

https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-modsecurity-core-rule-set

Ryan


On Oct 24, 2011, at 1:08 PM, "rm4dillo D" <rm4dillo@gmail.com> wrote:

Correction: I'm talking about microseconds (us) not milliseconds (ms)

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 6:54 PM, rm4dillo D <rm4dillo@gmail.com<mailto:rm4dillo@gmail.com>> wrote:
Hi,

I recently installed ModSecurity on a high traffic server and the CPU usage almost reached 100% while it's usually around 2 to 5%. Then, I tried to benchmark ModSecurity by simply using Apache HTTP benchmarking tool ( ab -n ... http://localhost/ ) and I got the following results:

- Without ModSecurity : 416ms / request
- ModSecurity without rules : 482ms / request
- ModSecurity with basic rules (paranoid mode off, SecResponseBodyAccess off) : 2241ms / request ?!!

I have no false positives, so it's not related to massive logging.

I also did some profiling on Apache HTTPD and noticed that 40% of the CPU time is spent in "modsecurity_process_phase_request_body". In my opinion, it's not that surprising...

Any ideas or hints?

Thank you in advance!

Rm4dillo

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