GnuTLS guile self checks takes a lot of time

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at
Thu Oct 14 22:02:48 CEST 2010

On 10/14/2010 09:29 PM, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> Ludo,
> This may suggest a real problem in the randomness code -- I thought it
> should be quicker now than with libgcrypt -- but I think it would be
> good to fix the self tests to not cause prime generations except when it
> is those particular functions that are tested.

The nettle code shouldn't have caused multiple reads to /dev/*random. It
reads 32 bytes on initialization from /dev/urandom and will read some
more after few hours. Which test causes this delay?


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