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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: master a37eba8: Speed up initialization by preferring /dev/urandom to GnuTLS
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:39:51 +0200

> From: Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 23:51:21 -0700
> Cc: address@hidden
> 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.

I think the decision was to install this on emacs-25, so please
cherry-pick from master.


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