High performance GnuPG - Assuan interface to g10?

Robin H. Johnson robbat2 at gentoo.org
Mon May 22 20:20:34 CEST 2006

(Sorry if this doesn't come through correctly, only some gnupg-devel
mail seems to be reaching me, and wk's reply wasn't one of those, so I
constructed this based on the reply on the web).

>wk writes:
>> "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2 at gentoo.org> writes:
>> What I'd like considered (I may implement the majority of it myself if
>> the idea is acceptable) is the following:
>> - An Assuan interface to the g10 code, much like the Assuan interface to
>>   GPGSM, so a user could call 'gpg --server', and then use that
>>   interface as needed - feeding off the status output for verification
>>   results.
> That is actually on the TODO list but it will take quite some time to
> get implemented.  We need to modify basically all code paths to convey
> some state - unless you don't need any concurrency.
I don't need any concurrency for verification - all I need to do is a lot of
verifications ;-).

> There is another performance problem, I consider even more important
> than the repeated fork/exec:  The searching within the keyrings is
> highly inefficient and need to be tackled at the same time.  I have
> some basic code to do this.
Not an immediate problem for me, as the set of keys is pretty small - under 50
at the moment, with potential to expand to ~350.

> The current plan however is to get out a GnuPG 2.0 asap and then to
> work on the server issue and keyring searching.
Is the TODO list in the 1.9 branch accurate?

If 2.0 is close, then I'll hold off for a little while before starting on a
server interface for g10.

Robin Hugh Johnson
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