I have just done a clean install of 2010.12 on a raid 6 system formatted as XFS.
This is just a base system!!!!
Installed the draklive-install file to create a livecd.
The mylivecd system completed in maybe 5-7 hours. created an iso image of nearly 6GB without complaining.
Question What went wrong?
I have since removed the XFS system and gome back to EXT4 now all is normal