[tex-live] Runtime limitations on open files?

Volker RW Schaa v.r.w.schaa at gsi.de
Fri Aug 17 16:03:02 CEST 2007

David Kastrup wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
I remember years ago when I started with my conference wrapper scripts
that windows crashed around that number, and because I needed to access
 >1500 papers, Fabrice Popineau (in cooperation with Hans) provided a
version with did it.
Since then I never had any reason to complain, so may be you should
ask Fabrice.


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