NAME | CONFIGURATION | DESCRIPTION | FILES | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

FULL(4)                   Linux Programmer's Manual                  FULL(4)

NAME         top

       full - always full device

CONFIGURATION         top

       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         top

       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         top

       /dev/full

SEE ALSO         top

       mknod(1), null(4), zero(4)

COLOPHON         top

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Linux                            2007-11-24                          FULL(4)