gpg-agent self-termination when private-keys-v1.d goes away

Justus Winter justus at
Tue Jun 13 12:45:51 CEST 2017

Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at> writes:

> I propose to add private-keys-v1.d/ to the gpg-agent's inotify
> watchlist, and to have the agent terminate if it notices that directory
> being deleted as well.

Why not watch the $GNUPGHOME itself?

> I think that will fix the concern described above on GNU/Linux at
> least.

For the other platforms, we can periodically stat the directory in the
thread that manually watches the sockets.

> any objections or concerns about this approach?

I'm concerned that we are still cleaning up after the socketdir "fix".

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