GnuPG + FreeBSD 5.3 = intermitent memory warning

Janusz A. Urbanowicz alex at
Wed Dec 15 15:19:45 CET 2004

On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 11:05:34PM -0500, David Shaw wrote:
> In terms of what to do about this in GnuPG, I'm not sure if there
> should be anything done.  I think the the current GnuPG behavior is
> pretty good: try to get locked memory, and if it can't, warn the user.

I can imagione a situation when the user wants for the program to do more
than spit out stderr warning. What about another ( :-(( ) --expert option
along the lines of --no-secmem-fail with a specific error code if mlock()
cannot be obtained?

mors ab alto 

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