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Re: coreutils wishlist
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 13:14:06 +0100
- Subject: Re: coreutils wishlist
- References: <421C0C16.firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Feb 22 21:52, Eric Blake wrote:
> 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.
Too bad. We could need help.
> 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
> statfs interface.
Which is weird since statvfs doesn't contain much more information than
> 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
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