[tex-live] Identifying the cause of slow compilation

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Mar 12 11:50:40 CET 2015

Philip Taylor wrote:

>> As you are on windows: You could try the process monitor to monitor
>> file access:
>> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb896645.aspx
> Will try that next ...

The results are intriguing, but highly counter-intuitive.  On the fast
system (the VM), there are over 800 events with a duration exceeded
0.01; on the slow system (the host), there are only 36 such events.

What is also quite confusing is that files that should be being opened
read-only (PDFs, XML files, opened with \openin, \input) are being
opened using CreateFile and with share mode "read/write" ...

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