>My scratch disk is indeed local. The filesystem is ecryptfs,
> and the Linux version is Ubuntu 10.0.4, kernel version
Typically, we use fast, non-encrypting and non-journaling file
systems for separate scratch space. Could it be the problem?
I know Firefly v. 7.1.G had problems with some distributed
filesystems like Lustre and Gluster fs. They were fixed in 8.0 beta.
All the best,