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Always full device.

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2007-11-24
FULL(4)                             Linux Programmer's Manual                             FULL(4)

NAME

full - always full device

CONFIGURATION

If your system does not have /dev/full created already, it can be created with the follow‚Äź ing 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

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