With ghostscript-8.70 on Fedora 12, gs crashes while reclaiming memory after
gdevcups tries to allocate a very large buffer.
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I haven't been able to figure out quite where the problem comes from.
Marcos will try and reproduce.
Setting the RIP_MAX_CACHE environment variable to "128m" works around the problem because the buffer allocation then succeeds.
So it's something to do with when allocations fail due to the space_params having been exceeded.
From the Ghostscript side already fixed in SVN rev 11547. But see my comments in
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 691499 ***