Running latexmk on multiple documents in parallel errors due to lualatex font cache

Maximilian Nöthe maximilian.noethe at
Fri Mar 25 13:39:03 CET 2022

Hi everyone,

Running multiple latexmk commands in parallel to produce many documents,
I encountered the issue that latexmk does not finish and runs into its 
limit for
the number of compilations due to the updating of the lualatex font cache of
the different parallel jobs:

Latexmk: applying rule 'pdflatex'...
Rule 'pdflatex': File changes, etc:
    Changed files, or newly in use since previous run(s):

Latexmk: Failure in processing file 'smda00_organisation.tex':
    'pdflatex' needed too many passes

Is there any way to avoid this?


Maximilian Nöthe
PostDoc Astroteilchenphysik

Technische Universität Dortmund
Fakultät Physik / Astroteilchenphysik
Otto-Hahn-Str. 4a
44227 Dortmund

Tel.: +49 231 755 8895
maximilian.noethe at
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