gnupg appeared to hang while updating my public key database, and checking the
windows process list [windows] and top [linux] confirmed gpg was running at 100%
of the CPU for several minutes without completing the update. [reasonably fast
64-bit AMD system w/2GB ram, windows XP]
the key I was updating was: 94C09C7F
the pgp.mit.edu webpage tends to time out when searching for this via the web
front-end; from the command line, --search-keys finds the entry [Peter
Palfrader] and also goes into a heavy cpu loop if selected for updating.
I even moved the pubring database out of the way so as to work with a clean/empty DB
I also tried and confirmed this "looped" on an older version under linux [1.2.2]
and gave up after the process consumed two full minutes at 100% of one CPU [DUAL
500mhz Xeon system]
I see this guy has an @debian address listed, perhaps he has an insane amount of
signatures and it really does take "a long time" to complete this update?