svn commit: r265132 - in head: share/man/man4 sys/dev/null

Eitan Adler eadler at
Fri May 2 05:33:53 UTC 2014

On 1 May 2014 09:59, Jung-uk Kim <jkim at> wrote:
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> On 2014-04-30 15:38:18 -0400, ?? wrote:
>> On 2014-04-30 02:20:48 -0400, ?? wrote:
>>> Author: eadler Date: Wed Apr 30 06:20:48 2014 New Revision:
>>> 265132 URL:
>>> Log: Add a /dev/full device.
>>> /dev/full is similar to /dev/zero except it always returns ENOSPC
>>> when you attempt to write to it.
>>> Reviewed by: jhibbits Discussed with:        rpaulo
>> ... Please see lindev(4).
> I guess I wasn't loud enough.  We already had the exact same feature
> via lindev(4).  In fact, now it panics if we load both, i.e.,
> "make_dev_credv: bad si_name (error=17, si_name=full)".  Please see
> sys/dev/lindev/full.c.  Also, the manual page is still symlinked from
> lindev.4.

Thanks for letting me know about lindev(4).  I've brought up /dev/full
to a few people and no one else mentioned it.  Since /dev/full is not
linux specific and code/binary size addition is minor I've opted to
just remove lindev and leave my implementation.

Eitan Adler
Source, Ports, Doc committer
Bugmeister, Ports Security teams

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