[gcrypt-devel] gcry_pk_genkey function is extremely slow in libgcrypt

Stephan Mueller smueller at chronox.de
Tue Sep 6 03:57:07 CEST 2016

Am Montag, 5. September 2016, 21:23:09 CEST schrieb Shuai Wang:

Hi Shuai,

> Hello Karl,
> Thank you for your reply. Yes, I have double-checked the */dev/random* and
> it is extremely slow.
> So currently I produce the key pair in my host machine (OS X) and then
> switch to the VM for some tests. It works!

Maybe you want to consider an entropy harvesting daemon like maxwell, the 
Jitter RNG or the haveged.


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