sparc32 & gnupg speed problems?
bmoeller at hrzpub.tu-darmstadt.de
Sat Jan 15 02:59:22 CET 2000
Chris Ruffin <c.ruffin at ieee.org>:
> Hello, I'm using gnupg on both sparc32 and linux platforms. I've
> noticed a tremendous speed difference between the two platforms, and
> was wondering if there was something I was doing wrong. Signing an
> e-mail message with gnupg on a sparc workstation (ultra 1) takes about
> 20 seconds, while my trusty 486/50 MHz Linux machine signs the same
> message (using the same key) in about a second flat. [...]
This could be because collecting enough randomness takes some time.
Did you look at the entropy-gathering daemon, EGD?
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