[Bug fortran/28813] gfortran.dg/direct_io_6.f90 can exhaust system disk space

howarth at nitro dot med dot uc dot edu gcc-bugzilla@gcc.gnu.org
Wed Aug 23 08:28:00 GMT 2006

------- Comment #2 from howarth at nitro dot med dot uc dot edu  2006-08-23 08:28 -------
     Yes. I filed the bug report after my wife lost a bunch of open word
processing documents when Word crashed while the direct_io_6 test was executing
in the background under MacOS X. I suspect this problem may occur with other
operating systems and applications as well. This probably is the only gcc
testsuite test that is certain to exhaust the available diskspace. Isn't there
someway to check for available disk space within fortran?
       Normally when this test is executing on an idle machine, the test
silently fails. However, on MacOS X at least, if you are actively using the
browser or other applications, an alert comes up reporting that the disk is
full. So it definitely is an issue under MacOS X.



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