[OS X TeX] Odd TeXShop error: "couldn't fork"
jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Fri Oct 12 18:45:27 EDT 2007
Le 12 oct. 07 à 22:18, Peter Dyballa a écrit :
> Am 12.10.2007 um 21:12 schrieb Michael S. Hanson:
>> I have noticed that I tend get this error if TeXShop (and the OS)
>> has been up and running for a while (at least a week or two) and
>> if I have opened several files in TeXShop simultaneously.
> This is not directly related to too many open files, but to too
> many processes running. I presume your login shell is bash. The you
> can invoke in Terminal
> ulimit -aH
> ulimit -aS
> The former command will report the "hard" limits which cannot be
> altered so easily. The latter command reveals all the "soft" limits
> that you can raise up to those hard ones. This can be done
> automatically at login time, for example in ~/.profile.
> I think you should be able to raise the number of running processes
> when you're already logged in (ulimit -u <number>) ...
Of course this will be difficult if Michael cannot open a new
Maybe he can try to quit a pair of apps
I suggest to always keep an active terminal window or the activity
monitor, and when the problem ever occurs, enter "ps -aux"
this will give the list of processes actually running, or inspect the
list in the activity monitor.
Maybe there is a bunch of processes that were never terminated properly.
This can happen when running some latex daemon.
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