[tex-k] slow response at creating fonts

Thomas Esser te@informatik.uni-hannover.de
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 18:58:55 +0200

> Running truss whilst running xdvi on files that need fonts to be created
> shows that mktexpk is actually sleeping for periods and this is the cause
> of the delay. But why would mktexpk go to sleep?

Maybe, it sleeps when it waits for data from the net?

If you want to make mktexpk faster, eliminate calls to mktexnam and
kpsewhich and hard-code the file/directory-names.