[OS X TeX] crashing

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Fri Jul 21 13:41:05 EDT 2006

On Jul 21, 2006, at 1:15 PM, George Gratzer wrote:

> I am spending my days carrying out the corrections sent by the  
> volunteers. I have the corrections open in Adobe Acrobat 7.0  
> Professional, which stay open for several days.
> During the same time TeXShop crashes maybe a dozen times. Since I  
> typeset after each correction, and TeXShop is smart enough to save  
> before typesetting (thanks god), I never loose any data.
> Nevertheless, I am curious. Am I the only one observing this  
> behaviour? Why I some applications crash proof, other not?
> I run DiskUtility regularly to correct permissions. (No repair  
> necessary.)

TeXShop crashing after many typeset runs (which usually equates to  
being open a long time) is a much reported problem. You can find that  
it has been reported on the TeXShop forum at:


and also on the bug reporter at TeXShop's SourceForge web site:


I have provided a number of crash logs with the hope that this issue  
can be fixed. I suspect that it has something to do with a terrible  
memory leak that can be found in TeXShop. You can see it if you  
monitor the memory usage of TeXShop in the Activity Monitor. That is,  
watch its memory usage grow after each typeset run. In some cases, it  
is rather dramatic.

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