[SM-Discuss] GPG keyring storage ?
Seth Alan Woolley
seth at positivism.org
Sat Aug 20 00:55:20 EDT 2005
> We could store the individual keys as ascii versions. I'm not sure how
> that would help with whatever the issues are with binaries; it's just an
> ascii encoding, so it's not like text diffs are going to make sense between
> revisions. If anything it's worse since the encoded ascii version is
> larger than the binary version.
> I agree, but if there are other benefits to keeping these ascii that I'm
> not seeing, we could just keep the full keyrings as ascii in the grimoires
> (p4 and on user machines) and make the verificatin routines do the
> conversion to a binary keyring as needed. I'm not sure how bad that
> performance hit would be so there may still be a need to cache if we did
There would be virtually no performance hit -- this is a small "+ c" on
an "O(n)" process.
Seth Alan Woolley [seth at positivism.org], SPAM/UCE is unauthorized
Quality Assurance Team Leader & Security Team: Source Mage GNU/linux
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Key id FDCEE733 = 5302 B414 64C4 6112 3454 E082 99F0 69DC FDCE E733
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