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Re: filters now run by fork/exec

From: Gertjan Hofman <gertjan_hofman(at)>
Date: Fri Oct 20 2006 - 16:30:45 GMT

Darn. All is not well.  All my indexes fail after a is the only line I get:

  43363X.PDFerr: failed to fork for running
[/usr/bin/pdftotext]: Resource temporarily unavailable

What ? Any clues what this mean. I can run under gdb
but I suspect there is no crash as such.


--- Bill Moseley <> wrote:

> I updated filter.c to fork and exec the filter
> program where fork is
> available.  This should take care of all problems
> with weird or
> dangerous characters in file names.
> It would be great if any of you following this topic
> could cvs update
> and try it out.
> I didn't attempt using CreateProcess() on Windows as
> I have no way to
> test.  popen is still used.  All args are wrapped in
> double quotes and
> I'm not sure it's possible to have weird chars in
> Windows paths.
> Dave is testing the windows code.
> My dislike for FileFilter is why I wrote the -S prog
> method many years
> ago. ;)
> -- 
> Bill Moseley
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Received on Fri Oct 20 09:30:55 2006