[tex-live] Runtime limitations on open files?

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Fri Aug 17 13:28:47 CEST 2007

David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> writes:

> we are crashing with "too many open files" on PDFTeX from TeXlive.
> The object id where this happens is 513 or so, and it would be my
> guess that PDFTeX keeps image files open as long as it has not yet
> shipped them out.
> It would appear that the system limitations of win32 are much larger,
> so I suspect the runtime with which TeXlive2007 has been compiled.
> Does anybody have a good pointer to where I might look for further
> information?  This is quite a bad roadblock for us.

Ok, I got this info on the Lua list:


Given the other array sizes of TeX, bumping this to the maximum of
2048 seems like a no-brainer.  Unfortunately, I don't have a
compilation/crosscompilation environment available here.  What is the
fastest way to get a working binary?  Is there a reasonably easy to
set up compilation or crosscompilation environment?


David Kastrup

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