Problems with the gnupg 1.0.1 and FreeBSD 3.3

Dennis Tenn
Wed, 12 Apr 2000 15:50:39 -0400 (EDT)

Thank you Jos.

This was it exactly.  I checked vmstat and used irqs that would provide me
with activity.  As expected, the gpg key generation process flew by and I
was left with a key pair in less than a minute.  This should be included
in the FAQ IMHO.

Thank you to all.  I'm happily exchanging encrypted email now.

On Wed, 12 Apr 2000, Jos Backus wrote:

|On Wed, Apr 12, 2000 at 09:21:03AM -0400, Dennis Tenn wrote:
|> Well.. To tell you the truth.. I ran a 'make buildworld' and concurrent
|> 'find / &' and as an update to the problem.. It did finally complete but
|> it took many hours on my P266. This doesn't seem right to me.
|Indeed. Did you configure any entropy sources using rndcontrol(8)? If not, try
| vmstat -i
|and configure those IRQs which have a decent rate. Be sure _not_ to use those
|associated with clk* and rtc*.
|This is on a system here:
|# vmstat -i
|interrupt total rate
|clk0 irq0 173824877 99
|rtc0 irq8 222501722 128
|pci irq10 26115597 15
|pci irq11 17550519 10
|pci irq5 115171 0
|fdc0 irq6 1 0
|Total 440107887 253
|# rndcontrol
|rndcontrol: interrupts in use: 10 11
|Here, ``gpg --gen-key'' works fine.
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