[dev-context] regression testing Makefile
taco at elvenkind.com
Mon Feb 5 09:49:15 CET 2007
Sanjoy Mahajan wrote:
> Yeah, the mktexnam processes spawned by pdftex won't easily die. In
> the python wrapper to handle timeouts and large logfiles, I had to do
> a bit of work: change the process group of the texexec process to a
> new one, let its children inherit that pgrp, and then do killpg on the
> whole bunch. Without the process group trick, it's not easy to find
> and kill the untamed processes.
IIRC, you can inhibit all the auto-mktex scripts with a setting
in texmf.cnf or mktex.cnf (or something). If these programs are
needed, the test was almost certainly failed anyway.
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