[NTG-pdftex] [tex-live] TeX Live 2008: nasty pdf(la)tex bug on Solaris SPARC with ZFS

Thanh Han The hanthethanh at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 11:16:42 CEST 2008


I also confirm this bug. This is caused by LFS. I did a lot
of testing with pdf inclusion on utah machines before TL
release, unfortunately with LFS always disabled so this bug
was not detected.


Thanh

PS: Perhaps TL should have been built with LFS disabled, since
this feature is still highly experimental and has been not
tested well enough.

On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 06:03:19AM +0400, Vladimir Volovich wrote:
> "NHFB" == Nelson H F Beebe writes:
>
>  NHFB> I now have a simple test case that exhibits the problem, and
>  NHFB> experiments show that it manifests itself only on Sun Solaris
>  NHFB> SPARC.
>
>  NHFB> On a ZFS system, I see something like this:
> [...]
>  NHFB> 107T Sep 8 16:38 bug.pdf
>
>  NHFB> On a UFS Solaris SPARC system (/var/tmp), I see this:
>
>  NHFB> 	% pdflatex bug.tex ...  pdflatex: bug: File too large
>
> i built solaris sparc binaries for texlive, and i can reproduce this
> behavior too. there is nothing related to ZFS. it only doesn't complain
> about a big file size, while UFS returns EFBIG (shown by truss):
>
> write(6, " F 1 5 F 1 6 F 1 7 F 1 8".., 8192)    = 8192
> write(6, "C4CD97 kB29E9C0FF8DFCC B".., 330)     = 330
> llseek(6, 0x0000330C00000EDC, SEEK_SET)         = 0x330C00000EDC
> write(6, " 4 9 1 6", 4)                         Err#27 EFBIG
>
> because of a big lseek before the write. maybe it is because of a
> compiler bug, or maybe it is a pdftex bug. therefore i'm also forwarding
> to the ntg-pdftex list. does anybody have an idea if it's likely a
> compiler bug or a pdftex bug?
>
> Best,
> v.
>
> P.S. for those on nts-pdftex who are not subscribed to texlive list,
> here is the snippet with a test case:
> =================================================================
> Here is the test file:
>
> % cat bug.tex
>
> \documentclass[]{article}
>
> \usepackage{graphicx}
>
> \begin{document}
>
> This is a picture of a golfer:
>
> \centerline{\includegraphics[width = 0.5\textwidth]{cgolfer}}
>
> \end{document}
>
> The cgolfer.pdf file can be found here:
>
> 	http://www.math.utah.edu/~beebe/cgolfer.pdf
>
> The bug is unrelated to the particular PDF file that is included as a
> graphics image.


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