You've got a point there. When I start seeing bad blocks on the
outside, usually it shows up that whole regions of the disk appear to be
"bad" I think because the head is having trouble seeking to that
region. The next thing that usually happens is that the drive head
On Mon, 2002-05-13 at 13:43, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-05-13 at 08:20, Jonathan F. Dill wrote:
> > Is there any way to allocate/mark bad the badblocks with XFS so they
> > won't be used by the filesystem? SCSI drives usually have their own way
> > to do this internally in the defects list, but AFAIK EIDE drives do not.
> As I understand it, all modern drives do defect management internally,
> remapping data blocks as they go bad. If you're actually seeing a bad
> block from the outside, that probably means that the drive has run out
> of blocks to remap to, and it's all downhill from there.
> At least, that's the reason I've always given for why filesystems
> shouldn't track bad blocks - that's the drive's job. If you want data
> integrity, and your drive is showing bad blocks, throw it away and get a
> new one.
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