[pdftex] pdflatex, how to increase memory limit?

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Sep 19 12:44:38 CEST 2014

Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:

> 2014-02-15 1:15 GMT+01:00 Paul Rigor <paul.rigor at uci.edu>:
> > There doesn't seem to be a command line parameter to increase the memory
> > limit. Is there an alternate method that doesn't require the user to be
> > root?
> http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=enlarge

ai(always)ui, the sizes of the pool, etc., were fixed at compile time.
i would love to be disabused of any misunderstanding.  (note, past
responses to questions like this have been null, which is why the faq is
so unreliable nowadays.)

y&y tex has dynamic memory allocation, but though it's again being
developed, the chances of it catching up with web2c/pdftex before i
"lose it" altogether are pretty small.

the faq non-believer

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