[tex-live] TeX capacity exceeded

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue Dec 6 15:58:03 CET 2011

Am Tue, 06 Dec 2011 15:02:55 +0100 schrieb Bernhard Kleine:

>>> ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=3000000].

> For me it is still a little mysterious how this overload could happen: I
> had a compilable 380 page version and I only changed the organisation of
> the text:

main memory contains macro definitions and the material for the
current page. 

You can use \tracingstats=2 to get some statistic:

Memory usage before: 1121&34494; after: 199&33932; still untouched:
Memory usage before: 351&33889; after: 199&33884; still untouched:

The number to the left of the &'s are boxes etc, the numbers on the
right macro definitions. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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