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Re: [Texmacs-dev] Problem with Ghostscript

From: David Allouche
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] Problem with Ghostscript
Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 19:10:20 +0200
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On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 07:00:32PM +0200, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 09:33:26AM +0200, Joris van der Hoeven wrote:
> > Does someone know whether there exist a command
> > which executes an other command for a certain time.
> > In other words, either the command terminates within
> > the given time, or it does not and we kill it.
> At least on debian machines there is timeout :

I do not think that would be right.

Ghostscript takes an awful amount of time to render some images,
especially big raster images. It would be difficult to define a fixed
value for "too long" which accounts for different processor speeds and
occasionnal lengthy but time-bounded calculations.

                                                            -- DDAA

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