Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#27999 assigned enhancement

Allow for long-running signing operations

Reported by: ln5 Owned by: ln5
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: TorHSM
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In order to be able to put secret keys used for signing status documents on an HSM device, which may require a long time(*) to finish, we need to allow for router_get_dirobj_signature() to return something akin to EAGAIN and make its callers able to cope with that.

router_get_dirobj_signature() has only two callers, both with only one same caller (dirvote_act()) so that seems pretty contained. Question is if we should push this down a level to crypto_pk_private_sign() for other potential use cases than votes and consensuses only?

(*) Let's define "a long time" as anything taking more than 1/10 of a second.

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by teor

Milestone: Tor: unspecified

These seem like long-term projects or features

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