AW: gnupg or gpg-agent options for parallelism and memory usage

Fiedler Roman Roman.Fiedler at
Fri Aug 4 11:56:09 CEST 2017

> Von: Gnupg-users [mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at] Im Auftrag von
> Hi,
> This is a simple question really. I've been working on some automation
> in which many GPG secrets are decrypted in parallel and rendered in
> templates. Routinely, when our system attempts to decrypt hundreds of
> secrets at once, GPG with gpg-agent crashes our containers and the
> parent process(es) by running out of memory.
> Is anyone aware of any options or configurations which can increase the
> efficiency of memory resource usage, allowing us to quickly decrypt more
> things at once?

Would somethinng similar to [1] help you? Due to resource limitations and 
security considerations (never copy private keys), I try to separate session 
key extraction and decryption.



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