[pdftex] utils.c -- pool overflow when reporting pool overflow

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Nov 12 18:41:24 CET 2001

At 06:33 PM 11/12/2001 +0100, Olaf Weber wrote:
>When working with largish inputs, pdfTeX can run into a pool
>overflow.  Unfortunately, the pdftex_fail routine will itself try to
>allocate more strings in the pool, resulting in an endless loop.

I recently ran into mpost pool overflows and there is no loop there (just 
an abort); since tex and mf/mp share some of this code, it may be worth 
looking how it's done there

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