GnuPG can't handle some V3 secret keys

Werner Koch wk at
Fri May 4 19:47:02 CEST 2001

On Fri, 4 May 2001, Florian Weimer wrote:

> This is only true for write operations, BTW.  Some vendors use a
> readable zero page for optimizations...

I'd call those systems broken.

setting a pointer to NULL after it is not anymore used is a common
and good practice.  This gives you an assertion test nearly for


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