Random_seed File Locking on NFS File System Across Networks/Domains Hangs

Ángel angel at pgp.16bits.net
Mon Apr 26 01:50:44 CEST 2021

On 2021-04-25 at 13:11 +0000, Charlie Salemi via Gnupg-users wrote:
> Would ignoring the file locking on the random_seed file with the --
> no-random-seed-file option cause issues with independent processes
> accessing the same keystore at the same time on different servers? 
> If so, what are those issues, and can they be avoided/worked around?

No. Not using the random seed files means just, not using that file. It
isn't used for synchronization.
Although, you could face the same issue when they try to lock other
files. How are you handling the changes to that keystore? Are those 100
servers only reading the keys, or are they also *modifying* it (e.g.
importing new keys) ?

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