full(4) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

full - always full device  

DESCRIPTION

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.

Reads from the /dev/full device will return \0 characters.

Seeks on /dev/full will always succeed.  

CONFIGURING

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

 

FILES

/dev/full  

SEE ALSO

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