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Linux 2.6 - man page for full (linux section 4)

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 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 3.27 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and informa- tion about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. Linux 2007-11-24 FULL(4)


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