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@@ -378,7 +378,11 @@ filesize=int Individual file sizes. May be a range, in which case fio
fill_device=bool Sets size to something really large and waits for ENOSPC (no
space left on device) as the terminating condition. Only makes
sense with sequential write. For a read workload, the mount
- point will be filled first then IO started on the result.
+ point will be filled first then IO started on the result. This
+ option doesn't make sense if operating on a raw device node,
+ since the size of that is already known by the file system.
+ Additionally, writing beyond end-of-device will not return
+ ENOSPC there.
blocksize=int
bs=int The block size used for the io units. Defaults to 4k. Values