GnuTLS guile self checks takes a lot of time

Simon Josefsson simon at
Thu Oct 14 22:23:29 CEST 2010

Simon Josefsson <simon at> writes:

> Ludo,
> I just ran 'make distcheck' with GnuTLS and noticed that the guile self
> checks are taken a lot of time.  They are stuck reading /dev/*random to
> generate DH parameters or RSA parameters.  Search for
> 'make-dh-parameters'.  Is there any reason you need a fresh DH/RSA
> parameter every time these self tests run?  In the C self tests, it
> loads a static DH/RSA parameter hard coded in the binary instead, which
> avoids expensive prime generation.

I have fixed this:

This is mostly cut'n'paste, so please correct my guile code.


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