gpg-agent timer tick

Alan Jenkins alan-jenkins at
Fri Jan 18 20:13:49 CET 2008

Alan Jenkins wrote:
> Werner Koch wrote:
>> I assigned bug 871 to it.
> Thanks.  OK, I think I understand your points.
> I think the best thing would be if the timer tick could be changed to 
> 10 seconds (by default).  It's a one line change; you said you thought 
> it'd be OK, and its also what openssh-agent does.  I don't know of any 
> difference between ssh-agent and gpg-agent that means the latter needs 
> to wake up 5 times as often.
> If you do that, I don't think it's worth rounding the timeouts to the 
> nearest second.  It wouldn't really help; you can only save 0.1 
> wake-ups a second - and if you manage to do that, it's probably 
> because you're sharing wake-ups with something running at 1 wakeup a 
> second.  Going from 1.1 to 1.0 isn't much of an improvement.

Did that make sense?



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