[tex-live] TeX Live 2008: nasty pdf(la)tex bug on Solaris SPARC with ZFS

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Sat Sep 13 22:23:55 CEST 2008

"JK" == Jonathan Kew writes:

 >>>> why did xetex's memory usage so much increased compared to
 >>>> TL2007?  (14 MB => 128 MB just for inixetex)

> i'd imagine it could be because of unicode initialization for
> characters (lccode, uccode, etc). did things change in this area since
> 2007? i.e. is xetex now using more memory to store unicode character
> properties than in 2007?

 JK> Yes, that's true, this changed between the TL2007 and TL2008
 JK> versions -- there are a number of tables that used to support
 JK> only the Basic Multilingual Plane of Unicode, but have now been
 JK> extended to cover the full Unicode space of U+0000..10FFFF. I was
 JK> forgetting that the TL2007 version predated this.

 JK> We could reduce this RAM footprint if it's a problem, but at the
 JK> cost of slightly more complex code; it doesn't seem to have been
 JK> a problem for users, though, so I've generally left things in
 JK> their simplest form.

no, it's fine, increasing ulimit solved the problem. i just wondered
if this increased memory footprint is normal, or is caused by some
overlooked "bug".


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