KBEC-00258 - An attempt was made to create more links on a file than the file system supports

Summary

A Flow step may fail with an error such as:

Step error [ec:AgentFailedCreateWorkspace]: unable to run the command on the agent 
The agent was unable to create the workspace directory: couldn't create directory "\\<server>\workspace\Job name agent name (1505181)": An attempt was made to create more links on a file than the file system supports (error code 1142).

This is because the file system being used as the workspace has reached its maximum count of files/directories within a directory.

Solution

For Linux, switching the filesystem from ext2 or ext3 to ext4 will allow more files and directories within a directory.

Additional tips:

  • Split one root workspace into several workspaces to distribute files within a directory
  • Purge files and directories within the workspace regularly to reduce files in the workspace.

Applies to

  • Product versions: All
  • OS versions: All
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