NAND out of space crash

C. Scott Ananian cscott at
Mon Jul 21 15:24:02 EDT 2008

On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 2:55 PM, Erik Garrison <erik at> wrote:
> A few days ago you were getting a system into a NAND-full state.  What
> method did you find worked best (cat /dev/urandom >...) ?

cat /dev/urandom > /home/olpc/space-filler

cat'ing /dev/zero doesn't work nearly as well: jffs2 compresses as you
go and you get a 4G file (where 32-bit file sizes run out) without
actually filling your NAND.

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