[tex-live] Pathological search path for TeXMF.cnf
zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 22:31:43 CET 2015
2015-03-16 19:33 GMT+01:00 Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> Zdeněk Wagner wrote:
> Some time ago I had similar problems in Linux due to failing disk
>> controller on my motherboard. It helped a little after reconnecting the
>> disk to another slot. However, if HW is the source of the problem, it
>> would not explain why it runs fast in 32 VM on the same computer.
> It may, Zdeněk -- the VHDs for the VM are on different, external, USB
> drives, not on the (possibly failing) D-drive where TeX lives ...
> But a quick look at the system error log suggests there is nothing too
> much to worry about; only 8 reported disc errors since the start of the
> ** Phil.
It is irrelevant whether you have errors in the log or not. During the last
year I had two problems:
1. Failing disk controller
2. Failing power supply (at leas one of the voltages and the power loss was
There was no error record at all. HD was just in a kind of wait state which
is not considered an error, it just makes everything terribly slow.
Sometimes the disc stopped rotating for a while ad then started to work
again but it was not recorded as an error. Not all kinds of error states
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