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Re: Almost all gpg2 operations hang after upgrade to stretch/testing

On Thu, Apr 06, 2017 at 10:32:04AM +0200, Nicolas George wrote:
Le septidi 17 germinal, an CCXXV, Nathanael Schweers a écrit :
connect(6, {sa_family=AF_UNIX,
sun_path="/run/user/1000/gnupg/S.gpg-agent"}, 34) = 0

It seems to me that strace shouldn’t just stop in the middle of an
argument list, but I might be wrong.

It is perfectly normal. strace will print the contents of the buffer
that has just been read, but for that, it must wait that the syscall

Thus, we know that the problem is the agent not responding at all to the
client. stracing the agent may give more information.

 5307 pts/4    S+     0:00 grep --color=auto --exclude-dir=.bzr
--exclude-dir=CVS --exclude-dir=.git --exclude-dir=.hg
--exclude-dir=.svn -i gpg

As a side note, you might be interested to know "git grep"; it greps
tracked files but not the repository, and even works when working out of

I can also recommend "ag" (debian package: silversearcher-ag), which is
astoundingly fast as searching text. It ignores VCS directories as
above, it searches compressed files without needing to be told (so no
need for zgrep, bzgrep etc), and it mmap()s files for very quick


 Nicolas George

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