unixdev.net


Switch to SpeakEasy.net DSL

The Modular Manual Browser

Home Page
Manual: (Debian-5.0)
Page:
Section:
Apropos / Subsearch:
optional field

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 cre-
       ated 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 3.05 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/.



Linux                             2007-11-24                           FULL(4)