A CloudBees CD (CloudBees 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 "\\\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.
For Linux, switching the filesystem from ext2 or ext3 to ext4 will allow more files and directories within a directory.
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.