Gratuitous gcry_fast_random_poll

Werner Koch wk at
Fri May 7 11:03:48 CEST 2004

On Wed, 05 May 2004 20:57:37 +0200, Florian Weimer said:

> Sorry, those people won't be able to write decent crypto software
> anyway. 8-/ Maybe it's better to check that the appropriate minimum
> number of calls is being made and abort() if necessary.

As of now there is no published API do do this polling, so we need to
rely on the internal hacks.

> Some fast_random_poll() call in GnuPG is also a bottleneck during
> signature verification.  (I think I've already reported that.)

Yes, I know.


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