concurrent key edit ops

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Apr 16 11:25:02 CEST 2003

On 15 Apr 2003 19:07:55 -0500, Jacob Perkins said:

> Am I correct in assuming that gpg should have no problem doing multiple
> key generation or import operations in different processes?

It should all be properly protected by lock files.  If you use the
--lock-once option you may encounter deadlocks.  If you use the
--lock-never option, you will encounter data corruption ;-)

> What about multiple key editing operations on the same key?

The last save command wins.

> Would the answers be different if it were multiple gpgme contexts
> instead of gpg processes?


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