full — always full device
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
/dev/full has major
device number 1 and minor device number 7.
Writes to the
device will fail with an ENOSPC error. This can be used to test how
a program handles disk-full errors.
Reads from the
device will return \0 characters.
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