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Re: master a37eba8: Speed up initialization by preferring /dev/urandom t

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: master a37eba8: Speed up initialization by preferring /dev/urandom to GnuTLS
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 23:51:21 -0700
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Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Daniel Colascione) writes:
>> +  /* If that didn't work, try using GnuTLS, which is secure, but on
>> +     some systems, can be somewhat slow.  */
> Did anybody make an attempt at determining why this is slow on the
> reported system?  If calling that function is slow on that system, then
> presumably that means that opening a TLS connection will now be
> inexplicably slow the first time, right?

The system isn't managed by me and has some custom security certificate
crud that I didn't feel like digging into. You're right about TLS
connection delays, but I'm more willing to tolerate the delay in
connecting over a network (which is slow anyway) than I am in
process startup.

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