out of memory error during key generation
wk at isil.d.shuttle.de
Thu Jun 17 13:07:08 CEST 1999
Werner Koch <wk at isil.d.shuttle.de> writes:
> > I am getting out of memory errors during key generation. Below are
> > two transcripts. The first is with gpg setuid to root. The second has
> Thanks, assigned bug no 20.
Okay, there are 2 problems:
- fragmentation of the secure memory block.
- the huge size of context Blowfish needs.
We can address the 2nd point very easy: Use another algorithm to
protect your secret key:
$ gpg --s2k-cipher-algo cast5 --edit mykey
and then use "passwd" to change the passphrase.
Here is how much memory is used by the ciphers:
This is the memory needed for the key schedule and therefore it is put
into the secure memory block. In the long run I have to increase the
size of this block.
Werner Koch at guug.de www.gnupg.org keyid 621CC013
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