Wed Feb 23 15:13:00 GMT 2005
The following two wishes are not essential, but would improve coreutils.
Unfortunately, I am not in a position to assign copyright to Red Hat at the
moment, so I can't contribute an implementation.
POSIX requires statvfs() in <sys/statvfs.h>, but cygwin currently only
provides statfs() in <sys/vfs.h>. stat(1) can print more accurate
information from a working statvfs than it currently does with the existing
Linux provides /dev/full at major device 1, minor 7, and the properties of
world readable/writable, writes error out with ENOSPC, reads behave like
/dev/zero, seeks succeed. The coreutils testsuite tries to use /dev/full to
ensure that utilities behave correctly in the face of write errors. It
looks like it would not be too hard to extend the existing fhandler_zero
functionality into supporting /dev/full.
Someday, I might put a cute statement here.
Eric Blake email@example.com
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