Closed Bug 96058 Opened 18 years ago Closed 13 years ago
more efficient entropy collection
I notice that while nss is collecting entropy, it searchs for files that do not exist on users machine... for example it searches for .so, .a or .shlb files on my windows hard drive, which we know they will never exist. Same thing for unix, looking for .dlls .exe .shlb and on mac for .so, .a, .exe, .dll... This is costing quite a bit of time on startup expecially for low end machines or machines with slow hard drive.
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Version: 1.1 → 2.1
Why is it necessary that this bug blocks 75947?
I think we discussed with Cathleen that we had a fix and that the fix had most probably been checked in already. Relyea, can you confirm?
There are two problems we discussed: One was the actual startup time for NSS. The second was delaying initial loading of PSM. Kai's bugs are all related to the second. I committed to fixing the first. The fix for the first is indeed checked into the NSS trunk, but we are still stablizing it. I expect by Monday we will be ready to start testing PSM with it. bob
Bug 75947 will provide a fix, which will delay loading of NSS until required. A component outside of NSS will do some initial entropy collection, that is unrelated to what NSS is doing internally (which is what this bugs asks for IMHO). Bug 75947 does not depend on this bug being fixed, if nobody objects I'd like to remove the dependency, to be able to land 75947 very soon. Should this bug's component be changed to NSS ?
Nobody responded, I'll do it. Removing blocking for 75947, changing component to NSS.
No longer blocks: 75947
Component: Client Library → Libraries
Product: PSM → NSS
Version: 2.1 → unspecified
Assignee: ddrinan0264 → nobody
Priority: P2 → P4
Target Milestone: Future → ---
The problem described in this bug may not be in the entropy collection code but rather in the code that loads the built-in root certs module (libnssckbi.so). The current code should not have this problem, but it's too much work to track down when the problem was fixed.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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