[OS X TeX] Two pdftex in Activity Monitor
chris at gcjd.org
Mon Jul 25 12:26:42 CEST 2016
On Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:35:53 -0400, Alain Schremmer wrote:
> I am using TexShop 2.47 with TeXLive 2013 under 10.6.8. Everything
> works swimmingly except that, occasionally, compilation is a bit
> slow. Since I am slow myself, that is fine except that the mac just
Macs usually don't just crash without a reason.
What exactly did happen, complete freeze, reboot, kernel panic screen?
Which model are you using?
What does the system.log file (/var/log/system.log) say at the time of
> Nothing got lost but I got curious and started Activity
> Monitor to see if I could not disable a few competing and unnecessary
What do you mean by disable. Did you just quit unused applications?
Normally this should not make a difference unless you are running very
low on RAM. Check this in Activity Monitor "System Memory" pane. "Swap
used" is the most interesting.
> I did so and it seemed to have made compilation a bit
> faster. But then I noticed that Activity Monitor lists two pdftex so
> I watched them as I was working.
Sorry don't know about the internals of pdftex.
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