full (4)

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

The file /dev/full has major device number 1 and minor device number 7.
Writes to the /dev/full device 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)

Information

Source
Linux kernel
OS/version
Linux
Source updated
November 24, 2007
Page created
February 9, 2018
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December 2, 2018