[lltx] endless loop

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Thu Feb 17 12:43:39 CET 2011

Le 16/02/2011 16:26, Khaled Hosny a écrit :
> Fixed on git few days ago, I think it deserves a release.

I'm glad you fixed it and are about to release the fixed version.

May I suggest that you add to the code a global counter of how many times
database (re-)generation was attempted and stop trying if it reaches, say 3.
This way, future similar bugs would not trigger an endless loop. (Interestingly
enough, on my Linux machine, I rapidly got a stack overflow, while on the
windows (virtual) box, I had to kill the process after a few minutes.)

> I wounder why
> everyone is encountering it just now (this is like the fifth report)
> though the bug have been there for ages.
The bug happens only when there is no name database at all, so it doesn't happen
if you used a previous version of luaotfload. It happens only on new
installations and when you remove all cache files.

Maybe a lot of people are either trying it for the first time or using a new


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