[pdftex] Acroread and gettimeofday [was: Cropping bottom margin
off one-page documents.]
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Sep 22 10:05:59 CEST 2004
> > strace is a program which records system calls. It seems that
> > acroread has nothing else to do than permanently ask the operating
> > system "how late is it?". See below. I've never seen something like
> > this anywhere else.
> Can't see why it would be needed, but it could be a benign nonsense command?
no. wasted cycles cost, now.
perhaps it explains why acrobat reader, called from a browser,
consumes as near to 100% of its cpu as it can? this is bothersome on
shared machines, and very tiresome on machines with graded fan running
-- acrobat reader called from the browser causes the rushing mighty
wind effect, as opposed to the nice quiet fans we're getting used to.
and it consumes more electricity... :-(
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