Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Remove our bundled crypto library (in favor of Libgcrypt)?
From: Peter Wu <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 00:18:49 +0100
On Wed, Feb 08, 2017 at 10:51:29AM -0800, Guy Harris wrote:
> On Feb 8, 2017, at 5:40 AM, Peter Wu <[email protected]> wrote:
> 
> > I did not expect Libgcrypt to consume entropy when it is just doing
> > decryption.
> 
> I'm concerned with consuming CPU and wall-clock time - i.e., slowing *shark startup - not entropy.

Could you clarify this concern? I did not observe an attempt by
Libgcrypt to obtain entropy at startup and neither did it consume
entropy during decryption. So the contribution to wall-clock time should
be (near) zero. How would this affect CPU time?

Or maybe I am misunderstanding your question?
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Kind regards,
Peter Wu
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