[luatex] mkluatexfontdb devours memory

Philipp Gesang Philipp.Gesang at alumni.uni-heidelberg.de
Thu May 9 17:47:09 CEST 2013

Hi Arno!

···<date: 2013-05-09, Thursday>···<from: Arno Trautmann>···

> after some days I tried to compile a basic document with LuaLaTeX
> today but the memory just ran full and nothing happened. Trying only
> to update the font database leads to:
> arno at tiger> mkluatexfontdb -vvv
> luaotfload | util: setting log level
> luaotfload | util: task completed successfully
> luaotfload | db: Updating the font names database
> luaotfload | db: Font names database not found, generating new one.
>              This can take several minutes; please be patient.
> luaotfload | db: Updating the font names database
> luaotfload | db: Scanning TEXMF fonts...
> luaotfload | db: Scanning OS fonts...
> luaotfload | db: Searching in static system directories...
> Then nothing happens, and I only see how my memory gets full untill
> the full 3+1GB RAM and swap are full. This happens on a linux X86_64
> with today's updated TeX Live. I'm sorry if this is already
> reported, I didn't have much time to read all the messages about
> LuaTeX carefully.

Could this be due to symlink recursion? Can you paste the output

  luaotfload-tool --update --force --verbose=5 --log=stdout

(preferably to some paste site).


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