large keyring refresh fails with gpg 2.1.0: "Too many objects"
wk at gnupg.org
Fri Nov 7 11:17:46 CET 2014
On Thu, 6 Nov 2014 23:39, dkg at fifthhorseman.net said:
> gpg: refreshing 2532 keys from hkp://keys.gnupg.net
> gpg: keyserver refresh failed: Too many objects
This exhibits two problems:
The way refresh works without user ids given:
- Walk over the keyring and create a list of all keyids.
- Show the number of keys to refresh ;-)
- Use the standard keyserver_get to retrieve all keys, which is:
- Walk over the list of search descriptions where there is one entry
for each key and build a KS_GET command to send to dirmngr from
The first is that we store all keyids in an array - that is something
which should be avoided. However, that is how it hasl always worked.
The second is a regression. We need to split the KS_GET command lines
send to dirmngr up into chunks so that they will make it through the
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