[tex-live] kpsewhich uses huge amount of memory and CPU

Philipp Stephani p.stephani2 at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 20 15:30:37 CET 2012

2012/3/20 Jörg Frauendiener <joergf at maths.otago.ac.nz>:
> Hi all,
> I am wondering if anyone else has this issue: I am on Mac OSX 10.7 with TexLive 2011. For some time now when TeX-Live-Utility updates the setup I get a process which uses a huge amount of memory (6 GB and more) and 100% CPU. It looks like it is the kpsewhich command which is the cause of this. The last entry in the log file is from fmtutil-sys. My MBP cloggs up and I have to kill the process. So I am wondering what to do with this problem?

I experience this issue quite often, I then generally kill all child
processes of the TeX Live Utility. I haven't had the time to
investigate this so far, but I suspect a bug in fmtutil.

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