On 4 Jun 2008, at 19:02, Alex Ross wrote:
rendering system will cache bitmaps generated from the
It is not uncommon that this cache gets corrupted. Sometimes
restarting the app is enough, sometimes the machine, sometimes the
cache manually needs to be flushed.
How is it that the cache comes to be corrupted? This happens to me
at least a few times per year, and it seems to be a fairly wide
spread problem. None of the other data on my computer gets
corrupted 3 or 4 times a year, what is the deal?
How do you verify that none of your other data gets corrupted? :)
Though I guess there just is a bug somewhere in Apple’s code.
Presumably something like a font cache is accessed by multiple
processes, and so, it could very likely be a race condition (two
processes both adding to the cache).
I did notice that one of the Leopard seeds actually caused sub-daily
font corruption in TextMate’s HTML output window. Relaunching TextMate
fixed it though.
But also since Leopard GM I personally have not had to reset my font