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FULL

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (4)
Updated: 2007-11-24
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NAME

full - always full device  

CONFIGURATION

If your system does not have /dev/full created already, it can be created with the following commands:

        mknod -m 666 /dev/full c 1 7
        chown root:root /dev/full
 

DESCRIPTION

File /dev/full has major device number 1 and minor device number 7.

Writes to the /dev/full device will fail with an ENOSPC error. This can be used to test how a program handles disk-full errors.

Reads from the /dev/full device will return \0 characters.

Seeks on /dev/full will always succeed.  

FILES

/dev/full  

SEE ALSO

mknod(1), null(4), zero(4)  

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.21 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

Index

NAME
CONFIGURATION
DESCRIPTION
FILES
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

 

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