[OS X TeX] benchmark a pdflatexmk run on a Mac Studio?

Ettore Aldrovandi ealdrov at math.fsu.edu
Tue May 3 09:03:45 EDT 2022

> On May 3, 2022, at 06:46, Luis Fernando Sequeira <lfsequeira at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Both are with standard apps running (or sitting) in background, including a real-time antivirus scanner, TextEdit, Skim, Preview.
> And that may well be your problem... 
> There is no reason to have a "real-time antivirus scanner".
> That is probably the cause of this enormous slowdown.
> If you are under the impression that your mac is at risk otherwise, try a simple test.
> Disconnect your mac from the internet, turn  off your antivirus, and typeset. 
> Also, the following post by one of the most respected contributors at Apple forums can help clarifying the question of securing our macs:
> https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-8841 
> I do not have a Mac Studio, but I don't mind trying your book on my Intel 2019 16" MBP.
> I am pretty sure it will take much less than 5 minutes.
> Regars
> Luís Sequeira

I’d be happy to try it too, same machine—Intel 2019 16” MBP.


Ettore Aldrovandi
Department of Mathematics, Florida State University
1017 Academic Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4510, USA
aldrovandi at math.fsu.edu

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