gpg --refresh with large keyrings and hkps in 2.1.1

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Tue Apr 14 04:50:17 CEST 2015

On Tue 2014-12-16 19:13:19 -0500, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> i'm trying to test "gpg --refresh" with large keyrings in gnupg 2.1.1.
> It's better than it was before, but i'm still getting some errors with a
> larger keyring.
> In particular, i'm seeing an abort when i try to refresh the a large
> keyring against an hkps keyserver; only the first 83 keys get refreshed,
> and then gpg aborts with:
> gpg: keyserver refresh failed: Input/output error

I'm still seeing this problem with gpg --refresh for large keyrings in
2.1.3 (though the cutoff is different -- it's about 88 now instead of
83).  I've opened to track the


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