coreutils wishlist

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Feb 23 16:49:00 GMT 2005

On Feb 23 13:14, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Feb 22 21:52, Eric Blake wrote:
> > 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.
> Did you try to create a symlink?
>   mkdir -p /dev
>   ln -s /dev/null /dev/full

Ok, that doesn't help on writing.  I've implemented /dev/full now.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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