removing the secmem warning
Tue Jan 8 17:56:02 2002
[I have not read any of the previous message in this thread]
On Tue, 08 Jan 2002 08:16:57 -0600, Ronald Beck said:
> where the codes can be found to describe what the problem is. A
> reference to where more information about the error or warning would be
> a definite plus. That way you could make an informed decision whether
> to correct the problem or ignore it.
>From the man page:
On many systems this program should be installed as
setuid(root). This is necessary to lock memory pages.
Locking memory pages prevents the operating system from
writing memory pages to disk. If you get no warning mes
sage about insecure memory your operating system supports
locking without being root. The program drops root privi
leges as soon as locked memory is allocated.
If you get a warning it should be pretty obvious to consult the man
page and the BUGS section should definitely be something to read then.
For more information we have the FAQ:
6. PROBLEMS and ERROR MESSAGES
6.1) Why do I get "gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!"
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