In the last episode (Dec 10), Michael Conley said:
> Is the device the drive it is writing to or the index file? Are all
> indexes on a table stored in one file and therefore limited to 2GB
> (on intel-based Linux)? There are no other indexes (besides the
> primary) on this table.
The device is whatever filesystem your tables are on. If you had hit
the 2gb Linux filesize limit you would have gotten errno 27 (File too
large). Check the freespace on /usr (or /var; depending on where you
put your tables).