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
has major device number 1 and minor device number 7.
Writes to the /dev/full
device will fail with an ENOSPC
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.
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