Question about how RSA keys are generated in GnuPG

Anthony Papillion papillion at
Sun Apr 29 04:08:12 CEST 2012

Hi Everyone,

This is a stupid question I'm sure but I can't seem to find an answer
to it in the source code so I thought I'd ask here. When GnuPG is
selecting primes for RSA key generation, what parameters are set for
the primes? Is there a floor and a ceiling set for the numbers
generated? Please feel free to point me to the right place in code if
need be.


Anthony Papillion
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