[OpenAFS] On the wording "No space left on device"
Wed, 30 Jan 2008 13:32:12 -0500
> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 12:40:50 EST
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: Bob Hoffman <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [OpenAFS] On the wording "No space left on device"
> I can confirm that this error message is unchanged since at least 1979:
> Sixth Edition Unix on a PDP-11 had it. It was errno 28 then, too.
> Derrick Brashear wrote:
CTSS uses the phrase "no room" in its source code. As best I can tell,
files were pre-allocated at create time to a given size, and space was
counted against a quota set on the system. Disk space was much more
scarce back then.
I suspect "no space" is a multics innovation. Presumably "room" was