[pdftex] pdftex performance

Stephan Lehmke lehmke at ls1sol02.cs.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Apr 17 17:09:04 CEST 2002


just a remark.

I was asked whether pdftex was able to cope with large included

So I made 100 bitmaps sized around 20MB and 500 bitmaps sized 
around 1-4 MB, and a simple tex file including all of them
with \includegraphics.

pdftex chugged away happily until the Linux file size restriction
of 2GB hit...

I could include 67 of the large bitmaps and 335 of the small ones,
creating a pdf file of almost exactly 2GB.

This took 50 seconds of CPU time and 10 Minutes of total running
time (mostly harddisk access).

Neither pdftex nor acroread seemed to be impressed by the
file size.

I was.

But then again, why should I have been?  :-)


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