[pdftex] Acroread and gettimeofday [was: Cropping bottom margin
off one-page documents.]
pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Sep 22 22:31:02 CEST 2004
Michael Chapman wrote:
>On Tuesday 21 September 2004 11:39 pm, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>>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?
>Our dial-up ISP seems to like to drop connections if they're not busy and it
>is ;-)> (Not so bad if one was assured of the same IP address the next
>time.) So we 'block' the connection open with silly calls ("ping").
>Can't see why acroread would need anything similar, but it may be a
>work-around rather than what it appears ....
it may be related by the auto advance page every such and sauch seconds
tbe backgrounds that need the timer
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