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What distribution/version are you running? 2.6.30 is just the kernel.
Post the output of the command dumpe2fs /dev/hdxy (where hdxy is the actual device ID of your drive). When creating lots of small files the typical problem is running out of inodes. How many files already exist on the drive?
According to wikipedia the max number of files is 10^18 but it also states that the theoretical limit on the number of files in a directory is 1.3 × 10^20
Last edited by michaelk; 10-24-2012 at 10:47 AM.